Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Yesterday's Twitter: Everybody wins in dharma.

From yesterday's Twitter, here is an item from Devdutt Pattanaik. And, yes, his book Jaya is one of the reading options for this class. Find out more here: Jaya

The words in the graphic are spoken by Astika to King Janamejaya about the war between Janamejaya's ancestors, the Pandavas, and the Kauravas:
Janamejaya was silent. He pondered over what Astika had said. Then he asked, with a little hesitation, ‘Did the Pandavas not fight the Kauravas for justice?’  
Astika replied, ‘No, my king. That war was about dharma. And dharma is not about justice; it is about empathy and wisdom. Dharma is not about defeating others, it is about conquering ourselves. Everybody wins in dharma.

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