Sunday, February 6, 2011

World Today

Mahabharatha A Curtain Raiser for Kaliyuga

Devdutt Pattanaik in his book “Jaya” writes
The Mahabharatha is an ancient Hindu epic where :
A Son renounces sex so that his old father can remarry
A daughter is a prize in an archery contest
A teacher demands half a kingdom as his tution fee
A student is turned away because of his caste
A mother asks her sons to share a wife
A father curses his son-in-law to be old and impotent
A husband lets another man make his wife pregnant
A wife blindfolds herself to share her husband’s blindness
A forest is destroyed for a new city
A family is divided over inheritance
A king gambles away his kingdom
A queen is forced to serve as a maid
A man is stripped of his manhood for a year
A woman is publicly disrobed
A war is fought where all rules are broken
A Shift in sexuality secures victory
The vanquished go to paradise
The victors lose their children
The earth is bathed in blood
God is cursed
Until wisdom prevails
Are all these telling us it will happen in Kaliyuga;
Yes it is! And we are seeing!