Panchatantra – Kākolukēyam

Achieving goals…

Read the previous part here… Those who are righteous prefer to enter the fire and give up their lives, rather than stay in the company of their enemies, even if it is for an instant… Sthirajeevin replied… “My king, a dedicated person devotes himself to achieving the goal, and does not bother about the pains …

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The attack and it’s aftermath…

Read the previous part here… Work that is not completed fast, especially when it’s end is near, loses it’s essence to time. It becomes meaningless and a fruitless exercise. MeghaVarna thought for a moment, and then said “Let’s do it. We will gather our forces, and attack right away…all of us will fly down to …

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Sthirajeevin prepares…

Read the previous part here… “And so, heed my words. It is time to leave”, said Raktāksha. They set out immediately, flying northwards, far from AriMardana and his impending doom. Seeing Raktāksha fly away, Sthirajeevin thought to himself… “It’s good that Raktāksha has left. He was the only intelligent and far-sighted one in this group, …

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An assembly of fools…

Read the previous part here… The minister who advised that I should be killed was the only person actually concerned about the welfare of this clan. He alone has the true knowledge of politics. “If they had followed his advice, no harm would have befallen them.” When they reached the entrance of the fort, AriMardana …

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The marriage of the rat – Part 2

Read the previous part here… The wise should only consider seven factors when offering the girl in marriage – family status, character, family support, education, wealth, physical looks and age. The next morning, using his powers, the Guru summoned the Sun God to him, and said, “Please accept my daughter’s hand. I wish you to marry her, …

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The marriage of the rat…

Read the previous part here… No one heeded to his words. The owls all lifted Sthirajeevin on their shoulders and started to carry him towards their fort. As they started to walk ahead, Sthirajeevin looked up meekly and said… “My lord! I am worthless, and I am not capable of working in any capacity. Then …

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The charioteer and his wife…

Read the previous part here… AriMardana had heard all his ministers speak. He now made a decision. He called all of them together… “I have decided to grant shelter to the minister of the crows”, said AriMardana. “I understand that this was a majority decision, and I thank you all for giving me your valuable …

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