Baffling Questions and Beautiful Answers in Spirituality Part IV

2012-Swami-Vivekananda

Article No.1813; Date: 20th April 2015

Written by S NAGARAJAN

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By Santhanam Nagarajan

Here is a new Question – Answer series for the benefit of all.

From time to time we have baffling questions.  But there is nobody to answer them. But here is an effort to compile the answers from the great scholars, sages and saints of India. Some beautiful answers are found in the ancient Hindu epics and scriptures.  This is an effort to compile them.  This is in continuation of the earlier article.

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07) What is the most wonderful thing in the world?

Day after day, there enter into the Temple of Death, countless lives.  Looking at this spectacle, the rest of them those who remain, believe themselves to be permanent, immortal.  Can anything be more wonderful than this?

The Yaksha asked certain questions to Dharma the eldest of the Pandavas.  He gave fitting replies to all the questions.  One among the questions is given above.  As usual Dharma gave a fitting reply.

08) What is the peculiarity of the Vedas?

One peculiarity of the Vedas is that they are the only Scriptures that again and again declare that you must go beyond them.  The Vedas say that they were written just for the child mind; and when you have grown, you must go beyond them.

The above question was put forth to Swami Vivekananda at the Twentieth Century Club of Boston, United States of America. Swami gave a fitting reply to the question.

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09) How one can get rid of the fear of hell?

For a clever and a hard working agriculturist there cannot be any scare of famine and for an individual regularly performing Japa (mental recitation of Holy names and Mantras), there cannot be any fear of hell.

Summary

07) What is the most wonderful thing in the world?  08) What is the peculiarity of the Vedas?   09) How one can get rid of the fear of hell?  King Dharmaputra, Swami Vivekananda and Subashitha answer the questions.

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