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INDIAN ( Bharatiya ) IDEALS OF LIFE : 1.6 ( Children and Youth of Bharatham are misguided by some evil forces, in the name of student wings sponsored by dirty political parties like Congress, Communists, etc., ...)


    All Members,
     Respected family members of this great holy Nation.


   Sub : INDIAN ( Bharatiya ) IDEALS OF LIFE : 1.6.
   Swami Chidananda

   (A series of 3 talks given by Param Pujya Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj on the mornings of December 20, 21 and 22 1999, at the Sangeet Kala Kendra, Kolkata)

   Ref :  Children and Youth of Bharatham are misguided by some evil forces, in the name of student wings sponsored by dirty political parties like Congress, Communists, etc., ...

  Dear Children of this Holy Nation -

 1. First Talk : 6.

Although one day you have to perish, yet you have within you as your reality, as your true identity, the Immortal Imperishable Being.
This body is Nashavan but you are an Avinashi Tattva!
You are beyond time and space. You have neither birth nor death.
"You are unborn, eternal!”

Bearing this great truth in mind, our great religion, our grand culture has stated thus;

“O Man, this human birth is a very rare and golden opportunity presented to you. You have not come here to fritter away your days in this ‘passing show’, in this carnival around you. You are born with a mission, and that mission is no less than to know your Self, to experience the reality of your Being.”

Then you have conquered death!

The moment you have understood your true nature, there is no return into this wheel of birth and
death, you attain liberation!
This is the ideal placed before the Dharma-purusha.

Recognising the basic needs and cravings of a human being, the sages of Hinduism have given a fourfold ideal to be striven for by everyone.
They called it the four Purusharthas or the ends to be striven for in life.
Of these the Parama Purushartha, the highest striving is the attainment of liberation through the realisation of your essential nature, your Nija-svarupa.
Through that experience or Anubhuti, you attain Kaivalya Moksha, the state of eternal bliss!

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