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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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VIDYARANYA

VIDYARANYA was a great scholar-saint who lived in the fourteenth century.

After Adi Sankaracharya, he was an important person who did a lot for the preservation of Hinduism and the spread of the Vedas and the Vedanta.

Vidyaranya was a disciple of Vidyasankara or Vidya Tirtha who was the Head of the Sankaracharya Mutt of Sringeri. There is a  shrine for Vidyasankara at Sringeri.

Once Vidyaranya was living in a cave in the Vindhya Mountains.

One morning a Brahmarakshas came there and said: "Holy one! I am suffering from hunger and thirst. Won’t you give me something to eat?"

A Brahmarakshas is a spirit. It eats a lot of food. When a very learned person fails in his duty to impart knowledge to others and also lives an irreligious life, he is said to become Brahmarakshas after death and suffer pangs of hunger and thirst.

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