Month: August 2020

What is destined…

Read the previous part here… After a while, a second person questioned him, and Bhagyadatta had the same response. In fact, whenever anyone asked him anything, he replied in the same manner. And so, everyone in the city started to call him “प्राप्तव्यमर्थं” (Prāptavyamartha) The king of that city had a young and beautiful daughter …

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A troubled mouse…

Read the previous part here… In what place, or time, or age, or manner, one performs his actions, in that place, at that time, at that age and in that manner will he receive the fruits of those actions. “And so this is what I will do”, thought Dirgharava… “I will ration this food in …

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To tackle a mouse…

Read the previous part here… One day TaamraChooda decided to catch me and beat me up. He bought an old bamboo stick, and kept hitting the bowl throughout the night, as he lay half-awake. I was frightened – I didn’t want the stick to hit me, and so stayed away from the bowl. He spent …

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And then there were three…

Read the previous part here… LaghuPatanaka set Hiranyaka down at the side of the lake, climbed onto a branch, and yelled out “Hey Mantharaka! Look, it’s your old friend LaghuPatanaka the crow! I have been longing to see you! Come, come fast and hug me!” It is said that fragrant sandal paste, the coolness of …

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Meeting new friends…

Read the previous part here… And so Hiranyaka and LaghuPatanaka become as inseparable as the nail and the finger. Forget not stepping out of his fortress, Hiranyaka now started to sit close to LaghuPatanaka, shielded from the sun under his wings, discussing matters of the world. One day, LaghuPatanaka approached Hiranyaka with tears in his …

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The beauty of friendship…

Read the previous part here… Hearing Hiranyaka’s arguments, Laghpatanaka was at a loss of words. He didn’t know how to give an answer to these clever responses, and instead thought to himself “Amazing! Hiranyaka is so learned, and so well-versed in the strategic and administrative sciences! Its no wonder that I thought of becoming his …

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Ganapati Atharvashirsha

श्री गणेशाय नमः! Shri Ganesha is among the most popular deities in the Hindu Pantheon. He is worshipped in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bali, Bangladesh, Fiji, Mauritius, and many other countries around the world.  His images are found in Tibetan Buddhism, Shingon Buddhism, Japanese Kanji and Jainism as well.  Known as the remover of …

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