INDIAN ( Bharatiya ) IDEALS OF LIFE : 1.13 ( 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.
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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 : 13.
She became propitiated and agreed to descend to this earth.
He then performed very severe austerities to please Brahma, the Creator, who appeared before him and advised him to solicit the help of Lord Shiva who alone could arrest the torrential flow of the river Ganga and slow her down. Bhagiratha did Tapas or penance once again and appeased Shiva who agreed to do so.
Thus Ganga descended onto Shiva’s Jata, his matted locks; but the river felt so cool and agreeable to Lord Shiva that she remained in His locks. Bhagiratha again had to do Tapas and request Lord Shiva to release her from his locks.
Finally Ganga emerged as a stream and followed Bhagiratha.
While flowing through the hermitage of sage Jahnu, she flooded it, thereby provoking him to swallow the river.
Then, at the earnest entreaties of Bhagiratha she was allowed to emerge from the ear of the sage.
Hence, she got the name ‘Jahnavi’.
She finally flowed over the ashes of Bhagiratha’s ancestors thereby granting them spiritual redemption.
This was possible only because of the tireless efforts of Bhagiratha.
In our culture we have another great ideal, and that is ‘Pativrata Savitri’ who was utterly resolute and determined to revive her husband Satyavan from death. When the Lord of Death, Yama, appeared with the noose to take Satyavan’s soul to the abode of death, she absolutely refused to accept widowhood, Vaidhavya.
Because of the power of her chastity, Pativratya, she was able not only to see Yama but also to follow him.
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