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Duryodhana Facts – History - Important Incidents In The Life Of Duryodhana – Top Quotes Of Duryodhana

Duryodhana was the eldest of the Kauravas. He is the chief antagonist in the epic Mahabharata. He was a great warrior and loyal friend but jealous of the prosperity of the Pandavas. Duryodhana Facts Duryodhana was born to Dhritarashtra and Gandhari as a lump of cold flesh which, on advice of Sage Vyasa, was broken into 101 pieces and incubated in jars filled with ghee. The flesh transformed into hundred and one Kaurava children after a year, the eldest of whom was named Duryodhana. He was taught by royal teacher Drona. He also learned mace warfare under Balarama. Duryodhana grew up fearing that they would have to share their inheritance with their cousins, the Pandavas. Conspired with his brothers to poison and drown Bhima. Made the heinous attempt to kill all Pandavas in the house of lac. Married Bhanumati, the princess of the kingdom of Pragjyotisha, and remained loyal to her, never coveting other women. He befriended Karna, who was insulted by Pandavas for

Gita Rahasya – Commentary of Bhagavad Gita by Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Gita Rahasya is a popular commentary on the Bhagavad Gita by Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Lokmanya Tilak is one the earliest leaders of India’s freedom movement. The full title of the book is Srimad Bhagavad Gita Rahasya. It was written in Marathi and published in June 1915. The book is also known as Karma Yoga Shastra. It was translated into English as ‘The Philosophy of Energism. Lokmanya Tilak wrote much of the Gita Rahasya within about five months (November 1910 to March 1911), while he was undergoing his six-year sentence of imprisonment in a jail in Burma. Tilak held that in the whole of Sanskrit literature, there is no other work that explains the principles of Hindu religion in such a succinct yet unambiguous manner as the Bhagavad Gita. It takes the character of a universal work in as much as it provides fresh inspiration to human beings according to changing times. Tilak’s Gita Rahasya profoundly influence his countrymen at a time when the country was stirring itself

Fish In Net And Men Bound To The World

Sri Ramakrishna on fish in net and men bound to the world. Suppose a net has been cast into a lake to catch fish. Some fish are so clever that they are never caught in the net. They are like the ever-free. But most of the fish are entangled in the net. Some of them try to free themselves from it, and they are like those who seek liberation. But not all the fish that struggle succeed. A very few do jump out of the net, making a big splash in the water. Then the fishermen shout, ‘Look! There goes a big one!’ But most of the fish caught in the net cannot escape, nor do they make any effort to get out. On the contrary, they burrow into the mud with the net in the mouths and lie there quietly, thinking, ‘We need not fear any more we are quite safe here.’ But the poor things do not know that the fishermen will drag them out with the net. These are like the men bound to the world.