The Hindu Pantheon includes dieties that represent all the many different ways a human heart can relate to God. As a lover, as a mother, as a father, as a friend and so on. The monkey Hanuman represents a relationship to God through loving service, as Hanuman serves, is a way of making your entire life an offering, an act of devotion. Maharajji followed the path of Hanuman and he told me that if I wanted to become enlightened, all I needed to do was to feed people and to serve people-
That is, to offer my life as a service to God. And that is what I have tried to do.
-Ram Dass, from the book one liners