Editor’s note: This discourse does not appear in the Sathya Sai Speaks series. It is taken from the following website and edited slightly: http://sssbpt.org/Pages/Archivals/Divine_Discourses.htm.
This land of Bharat has given birth to many noble women, like
Savitri, who brought her dead husband back to life;
Chandramati, who extinguished wild fire with the power of truth;
Sita, who proved her chastity by coming out of blazing fire unscathed; and
Damayanti, who reduced an evil-minded hunter to ashes with the power of her chastity.
This land of piety and nobility attained plenty and prosperity and became the teacher of all the
nations of the world because of such women of chastity.
Turn your vision inward and see God within
A woman who follows only her husband and experiences happiness in serving him is called a chaste woman (pativrata). It was by the power of her chastity that Savitri could bring her dead husband, Satyavan, back to life.