Ancient Tales Yudhishthiras Wisdom Four Levels of Interactions BBA Notes

Ancient Tales – Four Levels of Interactions || BBA Notes

Ancient Tales – Yudhishthira’s Wisdom Four Levels of Interactions || BBA Notes

Ancient Tales Yudhishthiras Wisdom Four Levels
Ancient Tales Yudhishthiras Wisdom Four Levels

Summary

Once upon a time, five Pandava brothers were hunting for a deer. They were in the deep jungle. They couldn’t find the deer. Later on, they felt thirsty. They were also tired too. Then they sent Sahadeva to look for water to quench their thirst. Others sat under a tree. Sahadeva to look for water a long time. Then another brother Nakula was sent there. He also didn’t return from there. Then other two brothers Bhima and Arjuna were sent there but nobody returned. Then Yudhishthira himself went there in search of his brothers. When Yudhisthira went there, he saw his four brothers lying on the side of the beautiful pool. They were found unconscious. He started crying and wanted to die himself because he thought his all brothers had died. Later on, he knows that his brothers had disobeyed Yaksha when his brothers reached near the pool, Yaksha asked them to give answers to his questions before drinking water but his brothers didn’t give answers. Instead of giving the answer they started to drink water from the pond. So they were made unconscious by the God Yaksha. Yudhisthira tried to give the answer the questions before he drank water, Yaksha asked many questions one after another.

  • “What makes the sunshine?”
  • Yudhishthira answered, “Power of God.”
  • What is the surest weapon against the danger?
  • Yudhishthira answered “Courage.”
  • “What gives more to man than earth?”
  • Yudhishthira answered “Mother.”

Then Yaksha was pleased with Yudhisthira’s answer. Yaksha became ready to bring only one of his brother’s life back and then Yudhishthira choose Madari’s son “Nakula”. He didn’t choose his own brothers. Then Yaksha revealed himself as Yama and restored his all brothers. After this Yaksha advised him where to go.

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Four Levels of Meaning

Literal Comprehension

This is text was taken from the Hindu religious book ‘The Mahabharata’ which is written in epic form. Once upon a time, five Pandava brothers were hunting for a deer. They were in the deep jungle. They couldn’t find the deer. Later on, they felt thirsty. They were also tired too. Then they sent Sahadeva to look for water to quench their thirst. Others sat under a tree. Sahadeva didn’t return for a long time. Then another brother Nakula was sent there. He also didn’t return from there. Then other two brothers Bhim and Arjuna were sent there but nobody returned. Then Yudhishthira himself went there in search of his brothers. When Yudhishthira himself went there in search of his brothers. When Yudhishthira went there, he saw his four brothers lying on the side of the beautiful pool. They were found unconscious. He started crying and wanted to die himself because he thought his all brothers had died. Later on, he knew that his brothers had disobeyed Yaksha when his brothers reached near the pool, Yaksha asked them to give an answer. Instead of giving the answer they started to drink water from the pond. So they were made unconscious by the God Yaksha. Yudhishthira tried to give the answer the questions before he drank water, Yaksha asked many questions one after another. Then Yaksha pleased with Yudhishthira’s answers. Yaksha became ready to bring only one of his brothers back to life and then Yudhishthira chooses Madari’s son “Nakula”. He didn’t choose his own brothers. Then Yaksha reveals himself as Yama and restored his all brothers. After this, Yaksha advises him where to go.

Interpretation

This story tries to show that we must possess patience, wisdom, uprightness, truth, justice and obedience. Due to the obedience of Yudhisthira, all brothers survived. Otherwise, they wouldn’t survive. People having above-mentioned virtues can overcome any difficulties of life.

Critical Thinking

This story is difficult to believe. This is an only religious story. There is no proof whether there were Pandavs and Kauravs. It is also difficult to believe that the sun shines due to the power of God. But is true that mother does more than earth for us. The first mother gives us birth then we need the earth.

Assimilation

After reading this story, I learnt a great lesson that obedience and patience make us a great person. Yudhishthira was an obedient and well-mannered person among his brothers. We should give importance to patience, obedienc to God, wisdom, and right conduct. We have seen this on the earth. Mahatma Gandhi who defeated the British Empire due to patience. Similarly, the students who are obedient to the teacher get love and affection from their teachers.

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