MYTHS & STORIES

Vishwamitra struggled in his attempt to simplify the vast arena human psyches and biological forces. The TEACHING of each human psyche is important in order to either subdue it or harness it. The subject matter being fluid and vast, Vishwamitra struggled in his objective.

A nymph named Menaka disturbed the penance of Sage Vishwamitra and tempted him towards her. Menaka comprises of “Mann” and “Eka” depicting the art of concentration. Human behavioral field being large and fluid was difficult to concentrate upon. Vishwamitra was drifted away as he could not concentrate upon such a large subject.

Menaka and Vishwamitra married and gave birth to a daughter named Shakuntala. The word Shakuntala comprises of two small components named “Shakun” and “Tala”, which means pleasuresome but false tales. Fables and tales, fabricated with imagination are generally not accepted. Infant Shakuntala was abandoned along the banks of Malini River. Malini means sewer water.

Shakuntala grew in absence of her parents. One day a king named Dushyanta happened to see Shakuntala in the forests. Dushyanta comprises of two words namely “Duhsya” and “Anta”, depicting end of Dukkha. Dushyanta fell in love with Shakuntala and gave her a ring. In a dramatic event, Dushyanta forgot about Shakuntala after his return to the palace.

At this stage, Vishwamitra approached Dushyanta and begged him to accept his daughter. Vishwamitra was not an ordinary sage. He was strong enough to defeat all gods and all demons. A Sage whose wrath could destroy the world bowed down before Dushyanta to accept Shakuntala.

Dushyanta and Shakuntala gave birth the biggest legend of known history, the Bharata. The story of Mahabharata was earlier called Bharata. These myths could be fictitious but contain the basic nectar and the unparalleled teachings of the Gods.

In the times of resurrection, some chosen one simply decodes the Shakuntala and resurface the wisdom beneath it.




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