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            All Members,
       Respected family members of this great holy Nation.


         Sub : INDIAN ( Bharatiya ) IDEALS OF LIFE : 3.16
     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 -

       Third Talk - 16


A great emperor named Shibi Chakravarti was the king of Kashi.

He had taken a vow that he would protect anyone who took refuge in him.

Once the Gods Indra and Agni decided to subject him to a severe test.

Indra took the form of a hawk and Agni that of a pigeon.

The hawk started pursuing the pigeon to kill and eat it.

The pigeon managed to approach King Shibi and sought his protection which he instantly promised.

The hawk too approached him to the give him the pigeon which was its rightful food and prey.

Shibi struck a compromise saying that he would give from his own body as much flesh as the pigeon weighed.

Thus he was fulfilling Dana, Dharma and his Kartavya as a king.

Dana means the charity which he made to the hawk; Dharma means one’s moral duty—the protection of the helpless, as in the case of the pigeon; and Kartavya or kingly duty which was to satisfy all the beings under his care which he did to both the hawk and the pigeon!

when he started cutting his own flesh, the two gods revealed themselves, blessed him by making his body whole again and granting him several other boons.

This blazing example of King Shibi Chakravarti’s single act of adhering to his duty as a king, giving protection to one who sought shelter from danger and at the same time, satisfying one who had asked for charity, stands out as a great source of inspiration for all times.

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