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         Sub : INDIAN ( Bharatiya ) IDEALS OF LIFE : 2.11
     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)

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        Dear Children of this Holy Nation -

       Second Talk - 11.


In the Hindu religion and society, the name ‘Harishchandra’ has become synonymous with Satya or truth, so much so, that he is called ‘Satya-Harishchandra’.
When I think of Harishchandra, I always think of Mahatma Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi once declared, :-

“We are told that God is Truth. But I say, ‘Truth is God’. I am the worshipper of Truth, and as long as I live, I will not leave the path of Truth. 'Satya hi hamare liye divyata hai, Bhagawan hai. Mein Satya ka pujari hoon. Satya par mera atal vishvas hai.  Satya ko kabhi bhi mein apana jeevan se bahar nahin nikaal sakata hoon.' If I utter anything, it is 100 % true, otherwise I keep silent. I will not utter anything which is not the truth.”

That is why he was held in such esteem by everyone including the British government with whom he crossed swords.

Even they said that they had the highest reverence for Mahatma Gandhiji.

Harishchandra is an immortal figure in our history and due to his truthfulness even the great Gods reverenced him.

Sage Vashistha had declared that the king Harishchandra of the solar dynasty was the most truthful person on earth.

Hearing this, Sage Vishwamitra decided to test king Harishchandra in order to disprove Vashistha’s statement.

With his malicious imagination he employs Shani to the task.

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