Mahaabhaarat | General
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Interestingly, Vyaas gives the very same words in Asur Namuchi's voice.
One may find it at 12.219.8
As we can see, Mahabharata is not a fight between Believers and Atheists, but between Believers and Believers. Also of interest is the fact that Charvaak was Duryodhan's friend, that is, Duryodhan was a very liberal fellow who despite being a Believer could still have an atheist friend. In fact it seems that Duryodhan is a misunderstood character. Ramakrishna had a different interpretation of Duryodhana ... read Gospel of Ramakrishna (Ramakrishna Kathaamrit) and you will find ...
Kuntee and Draupadee
But at that time she does not count Karn. Arjun is her fourth conception and thus she has had relations with four different men (Devtaa). If she had summoned gods, this prohibition should not have been invoked by her. For, Paandu would seize upon this flaw and command her to gratify his hunger for sons. The fact that he accepts her argument shows that the fathers of her three sons were not gods. Thus, out of her own mouth Kunti appears to condemn herself unawares. It also explains why she did not confess regarding Karn, for that would have put her into the “loose morals” category. But the same Kuntee puts herself in tragic irony: she thrusts her daughter-in-law in the same fate - having relations with five men. In the dice-game, with the same reference Karn, her first-born son declares Draupadee a whore.
In MBH Karn is possessed by Narak and other demons possess Bheeshm, Drone and Kripaa according to the Van Parv.
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Created by Sushma Gupta On 03/09/02
Modified on 07/10/13