Sri Sri Guru Gaurangau Jayatah!
Summary of Harikatha:
Vijaya Ekadasi comes during the dark fortnight in the month of Phalgun. In the book `Glories of Ekadasi', (in a dialogue between Yudhistir and Sri Krishna) it is written that those who observe this Ekadasi gets the fruits of performing Bajapeya sacrifice. No good has come upon the person who had propagated evidently that pure devotee Yudhistir promoted and supported the practices of Karma-kanda. In the glories of Vijaya Ekadasi, an incomplete narration of Lord Ramchandra is also made.
In the pastimes of Lord Ramachandra, the dignity of moral codes is established. Therefore, Sri Ramacandra is known as Maryada Purushottama. She defined the duty of a chaste wife and exhibited the ideal of following the husband. Supreme Lord Sri Ramachandra was completely fascinated by the pure love of Sitadevi, which surpassed all His expectations, but in order to teach the dharma of a king who is engaged in the welfare of the citizens, and although giving pain to Himself, He asked for the ordeal by fire (Agni-pariksha) and declared the injunction of banishment of Sitadevi, who is non-different from His own self.
In the form of a crane, Yaksha had put many questions to Yudhistir Maharaj detail narration could be found in Mahabharat. The four prime and most important questions Yudhistir answered are (1) What is the message (news) of the world? (2) What is most surprising? (3) What is the path to be followed? (4) Who is most happy?
In reply to the last question Yudhistir replied that only he, who stays in the transcendental abode of Lord is happy - Back to Home, Back to Godhead Lord's actual eternal highest abode. Therefore one should give up the non-eternal duties of this world and stay in the transcendental infinite blissful abode of the Lord.
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