Sunday, May 2, 2021

Sadguru Nannagaru describes the goodness of Pandavas quoting the example of Vikarna

A small help done to good people is remembered forever throughout life, whereas how much ever you help the bad people it is easily forgotten. Duryodhana had a brother name Vikarna. Many people have a misconception that Vikarna refers to Karna's son. He was not Karna's son but was Duryodhana's brother. When Dusshasana tried to disrobe Draupadi in the Kurusabha, it was only Vikarna amongst the Kauravas who condemned that act vehemently. Vikarna said:' Disrobing a woman in front of all is a condemnable act'. Vikarna took the courage to criticize Duryodhana. This was the only good deed done by Vikarna in his entire life. Later he accompanied Duryodhana in all his misdeeds. In the Mahabharata war, Vikarna took the side of Kauravas. As Bheema killed several people in the Mahabharata war, even Vikarna got killed in the hands of Bheema. Immediately after killing Vikarna Bheema was reminded of the condemnation done by Vikarna when Draupadi was being disrobed. Suddenly tears rolled out of Bheema's eyes for having killed Vikarna. Bheema felt: 'I had to kill someone who spoke good words for us'. I am telling you this incident to reflect on the goodness of Pandavas. Vikarna did only one good deed in his entire life. Bheema remembered it very well forgetting all the other bad deeds of Vikarna. Vikarna did not stop the misdeed of Dusshasana. He just condemned it. Still, Bheema possessed gratitude towards Vikarna.

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