INDIAN ( Bharatiya ) IDEALS OF LIFE : 1.14 ( 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 : 14.
After much argument, in spite of Yama’s persuasive efforts to send her back, she succeeded in so impressing and pleasing Yama with her steadfast
devotion to her husband that Yama was forced to revive Satyavan and grant him a long life as well as other boons that she had asked for. Such was
the intense and extraordinary determination of this holy lady Savitri!
And in the same way, we have yet another great ideal – that of Markandeya!
Destined to die at an early age, the young Markandeya fervently worshipped Lord Shiva to transcend death.
Just as Yama approached him with the noose in hand to take him away, Markandeya clung to the Shivalinga he was worshipping.
The noose fell over both the boy’s head as well as the Shivalinga.
Immediately, Lord Shiva burst forth from the Shivalinga, blazing in radiance with trident in hand, to save his devotee.
He thus prevented Yama from taking away the boy and bestowed on Markandeya a long life of fourteen Kalpas duration.
So Markandeya’s 16th year was never completed.
He became a Chiranjeevi, one of the Immortals.
Such was his intense devotion and faith!
These are three of the great ideals we have inherited from our glorious past, and if we diligently try, even to some small measure, to cultivate these ideals and become personifications and embodiments of them, our life will move in the right direction and will not be in vain! Bhagirata’s perseverance, Savitri’s etermination and Markandeya’s absolute trust and faith in God!
God bless you.
Hari Om Tat Sat!
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