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Words of wisdom - In Praise of Virtue
There was once a king of the Kuru dynasty named Suhotra who went to visit some renowned rishis. While returning home, he happened to meet another king named Shibi, traveling on the road in the opposite direction. Because the road was very narrow, both chariots could not pass by. Since they were... Read More
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There once was a city where a king named Indra used to reside. The king owned a group of monkeys that provided entertainment for his sons, and the monkeys were well fed with large amounts of various foodstuffs everyday. The leader amongst all the monkeys was learned in the niti-shastras (codes of... Read More
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The Doctor’s Knife Once there was a village boy whose name was Amar. Amar had a boil on his back and the pain was so unbearable that he contemplated suicide. Seeing the boy’s state, his mother, paternal grandmother, maternal grandmother maternal aunt, paternal aunt and other close relatives all... Read More
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The Brahmana and the Crane (A story form the Shanti Parva of Mahabharata) Grandfather Bhishma told Yudhisthira Maharaja the following story – Once there was a brahmana named Gautama who was extremely poor. One day he happened to meet Raja-dharma, the prince of the cranes who inquired about his... Read More
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It was six men of Hindustan To learning much inclined Who went to see an Elephant Though each of them was blind That each by observation Might satisfy his mind. The First approached the Elephant, And happening to fall Against his broad and sturdy side, At once began to bawl: “God bless me! But the... Read More
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Once upon a time, in the jungle, there lived a jackal by the name of Chandarava. One day he was very hungry, so he went into the city to find food.There, barking street dogs surrounded him and bit at him with their sharp teeth. To save his skin Chandarava ran into the house of a cloth dyer. A big... Read More
Shell-neck, Slim and Grim (A Tale from the Panchatantra of Vishnu Sharma)
In a certain lake there lived a turtle named Shell-Neck whose friends were two geese whose names were Slim and Grim. During their time at the lake there came a twelve-year drought, and the two geese thought, "This lake has become totally dry, so we should go and find another source of water.... Read More
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