INDIAN ( Bharatiya ) IDEALS OF LIFE : 2.10. ( 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 -
Second Talk - 10.
The second great ideal that we have received is that of keeping one’s word—‘Raghukula reeti .....
Once we give our word there is no going back on it.
One may lose one’s life, but never shall the word be broken.
And in the same way Lord Rama says, “If anyone should come before Me and says, ‘I surrender to you’, that person I can never reject.” “Tava asmi iti”- if he says, “I am yours” no matter who he was before, a Parama-shatru, an Asura, I will never turn him away.
I will give him shelter.” This was the case with Vibhishana, the brother of Ravana, who repeatedly beseeched Ravana to desist from his unrighteous behaviour lest he will land in dire consequences and will have to face the Lord himself.
He falls at Ravana’s feet in open court and begs him not to be adamant. But Ravana gives him a kick and tells him to get away from his sight. Thus, downcast and determined not to be allied with evil Vibhishana turns his back on Ravana and goes to Rama to seek refuge. Hearing his story both Lakshmana and Sugriva are suspicious that he
could be a spy from the enemy camp, and they strongly advise Rama not to concede to his request.
But Rama says, “No! He has come in a state of surrender, I shall not turn him away.”
Such was his adherence to his word!
And then another great ideal that has come down to us from our wonderful past is the truthfulness of Raja Harishchandra.
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To be continued....