INDIAN ( Bharatiya ) IDEALS OF LIFE : 3.19. ( 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)
Ref : 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., ..
Dear Children of this Holy Nation -
Third Talk - 19.
Raja Dilip is said to have been one of the most righteous and chivalrous emperors of the Suryavamsha or Solar Dynasty.
Due to an inadvertent omission on his part he was cursed by the divine cow, Kamadhenu, to be childless.
To negate the ill-effects of the curse, the king was advised to worship the divine cow Nandini who was the daughter of Kamadhenu and thereby earn her goodwill.
The king faithfully served Nandini for twenty-one days.
He slept where the cow slept and ate when the cow ate and washed the cow and took very good care of it.
On the twenty-second day, when the cow was grazing in the field, a lion suddenly appeared and pounced on Nandini.
The king tried to kill the lion but could not because the lion happened to be a servant of Lord Shiva and he cast a spell on King Dilip that made him motionless.
The king wanted to protect the cow but could not do anything except speak.
He begged the lion to spare the cow and eat him instead, and he bowed before the lion.
Seeing that the king was willing to sacrifice himself to save her, the cow was very much pleased.
She revealed that the incident was actually a trick played to test his faithfulness.
As he came out victorious, he was blessed by the divine cow and soon begot a son and heir to the throne, who was called Raghu.
This supreme sense of self-sacrifice, what a lofty ideal!
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To be continued....