Lord Rama to Hunumanji?
Pleased with Hanumanji’s legendary service, Lord Rama once asked him, “O Hanuman! In what form do you perceive Me?”
Hanumanji is reported to have said:
दॆहबुध्यातु दासॊहम् मनॊबुध्या त्वदम्शक:
आत्मबुध्या त्वमॆवाहम् इतिमॆ निश्चितामति:
From the body’s viewpoint, I am your servant, dāsa; from the mind’s standpoint, I am a part, aṁśa, of you; and from the standpoint of Self, ātmā, you are me alone — this is my well-ascertained conviction.
This response covers the entire spectrum of the path of spirituality, starting with the path of devotion (bhakti) and culminating in Self-knowledge.