[Advaita-l] Pancha Kanya Questions

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 22:49:23 CDT 2012


Yes Draupadi shows Compassion and Respect for Ashwatthama. But she was
very merciless and cruel to ask Bhima to mercilessly kill all
Dhritarashtra's sons. Why?
If she is so kind to Ashvatthama why she is so merciless to Dushasana
and others. She can show Kshama Bhava there also.

On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 12:43 PM, V Subrahmanian
<v.subrahmanian at gmail.com> wrote:
> About Draupadi's exemplary behaviour there is an episode in the
> Mahabharata/Bhagavata:
> When Ashvatthama killed the five sons of the
> Pandavas while they were asleep, Arjuna chased after him and brought
> him back to the Pandava camp bound by ropes.  Krishna wanted Arjuna
> to kill Ashwatthama. But Draupadi prostrated before him saying
> he was the Guru, meaning the son of the Guru, Drona, is
> but a Guru too. She pleaded that Arjuna should not
> make Drona's wife (KRpi) weep like Draupadi was weeping at the loss of her
> sons at that time.
> The narration of this part of the episode is sure to
> bring tears to the one who hears it. Draupadi exhibits such
> a great character that can hardly have a match.
> Arjuna looked at Krishna who indicated that Arjuna should somehow
> satisfy both Krishna who wanted Ashwatthama dead and Draupadi who
> wanted him alive.  Arjuna cut off Ashwatthama's shika and the Mani on
> Ashwatthama's forehead.
> subrahmanian.v
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