When in an adversity, one tends to lose hope and courage to move on and finds no way to reach the goal. Although one does get despaired, there is always a force which makes him move ahead overcoming that adversity and that force is the timely motivation and encouragement of friends, elders and followers. To this genre belonged Jambavant who with his timely advise bought back all the courage of Hanuman to leap the hundred yojana Ocean and paved way to the success of the quest of Mata Sita.
In search of Mata Sita, when the Vanar warriors led by Angad reach the mighty ocean, they fall in a dilemma whether they should be happy that they know where Mata Sita is, or sad because they have a huge Ocean to cross.. All start discussing options, but Hanuman silently sits apart and keeps looking across the ocean lost in thought. Hanuman is confused as to how to overcome these mighty waters and fulfil the task of Shri Ram.
Looking at Hanuman, the intellectual Jambavan does the right thing. Being the wisest of all, he knows that Hanuman is the only one capable of crossing the Ocean, but what he needs a little encouragement. He starts motivating Hanuman with positive words. Jambavan reminds Hanuman of his power hid in him and forgotten because of his curse. Jambavan understands that this is the right time to unleash and remind Hanuman of his true potential and he begins boosting up the strength of Hanuman as one of the Ekadasa Rudras and has the power fo Bhagwan Shiv in him. Jambavan mentions how Hanuman even swallowed the Sun in his childhood, and for such a valourous warrior, the Ocean is just a mere leap. Seeing Jambavan encouraging Hanuman, rest of all too, start motivating Hanuman about his true purpose and how he is the only one who can cross the mighty Ocean. This timely encouragement of his friends boosts up the energy of Hanuman and he gets the confidence that he is destined to finish the task of Shri Ram. Just as how the encouraging words of Jambavan increased his spirits, Hanuman increased his size of that of a mountain and takes the greatest leap of faith in Shri Ram.
In the circles of family and friends, sometime or the other everybody faces a similar situation. When one faces the fear and despair of an exam, job interview, promotion, health or any decision of life which puts them in a dilemma and confused thoughts, words of encouragement do wonders. A small support, encouragement and timely action of assurance will help one get clarity and confidence to take a decision and be successful in life. All problems have solutions, it is the only the means which we need to find.
If not for Jambavan’s encouragement, Hanuman would have never crossed the Ocean nor found out about Mata Sita nor they would be the battle of Lanka. Jamabavan inspires to learn that when one faces pressure of achieving a goal, wise words and encouragement to deal the pressure will help overcome it. A small pat on the back is the best motivation and works wonders in achieving success.