Modern India has largely moved away from that ancient Vedic culture, the ideals of which are still a model of primarily spiritual tradition. By and large, it is necessary to talk not about the culture of India and not even about the culture of ancient India, but about the culture of relations, the remains of which can be found when studying ancient cultures.
What is at the core of the ancient tradition of celebrating the sacred days of Ekadashi? Cleanliness, mercy, asceticism and truthfulness — these are the four reasons for preserving and maintaining a cultural tradition designed to exalt a person. The truthfulness of these four foundations is the latest improvement opportunity to rise even when all other possibilities are completely lost.
It is no coincidence that the words of Sri Krishna regarding the celebration of Apar Ekadashi ( Apara Ekadashi ) have been preserved in the Vedas: « A man who praises another with a mockery, hangs, does not fulfill the duties prescribed to him, inventing their own laws and scriptures, deceiving others with a false astrologer, a Zhulik official and a false doctor — they are all considered to give false assurances and go to hell.
Anyone who neglects his duty and flees from the battlefield goes to hell. That student, who has received true spiritual knowledge from his guru, will turn his back on him and criticize him, brings unlimited suffering. But simply observing Apar Ekadashi, all these sinners are completely freed from the suffering that they doomed themselves to ».
Apara Ekadashi — is the ax with which the ripened tree of sinful acts is cut down. Apara Ekadashi — is the sun flashing before someone else's black crime. Apara Ekadashi — is an ego-lef, sneaking behind a goof of god. To free himself from the worldly and sinful, from the bodily and sensual, from the selfish and demonic, a rational person seeks to use the opportunity to use an invaluable life to satisfy God. Studying the sacred scriptures, serving the saints and teachers, as well as helping those in need are those things that attract the attention of God, who can with one glance cleanse the soul that has been betrayed to him.
So once a huge crocodile attacked the king of elephants, Gangendra, who decided to drink from the river. It is said that the elephant is strong on land, the crocodile — in water, the monkey — on a tree, and the bird — in the sky. Since the crocodile was in his native element, Gangendra felt the proximity of an imminent death.
In the most difficult seconds of life, Gangendra turned to Vishnu for help, just as the great devotees of the Lord do. Vishnu immediately appeared to protect the Gangendra who had surrendered to Him. If, like the Gangendre, a person realizes all the fragility and danger of the situation in which he is and turns for help, the answer will not keep you waiting.