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NARADA

Chiltraketu

The kingdom of Shurasena was ruled by a king by name Chitraketu. He had a son after a very long time. But the jealous stepmothers poisoned and killed the child. Chitraketu wept bitterly over the dead body of the child. Then Narada arrived and he tried to console the king, but it was in vain.
Narada then used his yogi’s powers and made the child come back to life. The boy sat up and said: "I went through many births, saw countless mothers and fathers. I felt like a coin being passed from hand to hand in a fair. To whom does a coin belong? No one can hoard it for long. It keeps constantly circulating. Likewise, a human being, on account of his Karma, takes birth in the womb of a woman. Again, owing to his Karma alone does he take his birth again. I have gone through this cycle of births and deaths. I do not wish to get caught in it once again." So saying he cast away his body. Only then did wisdom dawn on Chitraketu. His mind became calm. Narada later taught him the sacred mantra and guided him in the spiritual path.

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Narada -  A holy personage and celestial musician, engaged in aiding pious in times of challenge.
About Narada
Introduction
Narada's True Intention
"May You  Wander Like A Vagabond"
Story Of Earlier Birth
In The Hermitage Of Valmiki
Narada And The Other Great Epics
Desire For Marriage
The Naive Sages
Srimati's Choice
Narada The Guide
Dhruva
hand.gif (968 bytes) Chitraketu
Prahlada
Savitri
Punishing The Evil : kamsa
Mahabharata
Book-Learning Not Enough
Revered, Learned
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