INDIAN ( Bharatiya ) IDEALS OF LIFE : 1.12 ( 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., ... eliminate these demons and purify this Holy Nation to maintain Sanatana Dharma here.
Respected family members of this great holy Nation.
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(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)
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Dear Children of this Holy Nation -
1. First Talk : 12.
It calls for great perseverance!
You must have the perseverance of the royal Rishi Bhagiratha.
He said, “I will not take a defeat. No matter how many obstacles present themselves, I will persist and persevere in the effort until I succeed and get what I want”
That is the ideal we have inherited from our great culture.
In pursuing a high principle of living or in going after a worthy goal, we must never give up our efforts—Akhandaprayatna, ceaseless effort! Rishi Bhagiratha’s perseverance, termed ‘Bhagiratha-prayatna’ has become a byword in our vocabulary.
You must cultivate such fierce determination.
Rishi Bhagiratha demonstrated steadfast perseverance.
Time and again all the efforts he put forth became frustrated and fruitless, ‘Nishphal.’
But he did not give up.
As the story goes, Bhagiratha’s ancestors had been reduced to ashes by the wrath of the sage Kapila.
The only way of their spiritual redemption was to bring the celestial river Ganga from Svargaloka or heaven and make its waters flow over these ashes.
Though successive kings tried to do it, they failed.
Finally it was Bhagiratha who succeeded.
First and foremost, he did great penance in order to propitiate ‘Svarga-gamini Ganga’.
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To be continued ...