Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Story of Savitri - Part 8 of 31


Narada said, ‘In bestowal of gifts according to his power, the mighty son of Dyumatsena is like unto Sankriti's son Rantideva.

In truthfulness of speech and devotion unto Brahmanas, he is like Sivi, the son of Usinara.

And he is magnanimous like Yayati, and beautiful like the Moon.

And in beauty of person he is like either of the twin Aswinis.

And with senses under control, he is meek, and brave, and truthful !

And with passion in subjection he is devoted to his friends, and free from malice and modest and patient.

Indeed, briefly speaking, they that are possessed of great ascetic merit and are of exalted character say that he is always correct in his conduct and that honour is firmly seated on his brow.'

Hearing this, Aswapati said, 'O revered sage, thou tellest me that he is possessed of every virtue !

Do thou now tell me his defects if, indeed, he hath any !'


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