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Volume - VII
Preface Prayer
Satyakama the truthful Nachiket's The Courageous
Uma the golden goddess Birth Of Raghu
Vritra Karna
Vidura Marcus Aurelius
St.Paul Vidyaranya
Sri Rama Krishna Vivekananda
Samskaras Purusharthas
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SATYAKAMA THE TRUTHFUL

ONE day a young boy came to the ashrama of Sage Gautama and said: "Holy Sire, I want to get the sacred knowledge by serving you. Please accept me as your student."

The sage asked: "Child, What is your gotra?" (Gotra is one’s family name).

The boy replied: "Sire, I asked it of my mother. She said: ‘Child, when you were born, I used to be very busy serving guests at home. I had no time to ask the gotra from your father. Now he is no more. So I do not know it. My name is Jabala and yours, Satyakama. So call yourself Satya- kama -Jabala and say that to your Guru."

On hearing it, the rishi smiled and said: "I admire you, child, for saying the truth. I am sure you must be born of a noble gotra. I shall accept you as my student. Go and get me some samid. I shall initiate you in brahmacharya."

The twigs of the sacred peepal tree are called samid.

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