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1/n: And wiping her eyes and sighing frequently she said these words angrily and in a choked voice, 'Husbands, or sons, or friends, or brothers, or father, have I none! Nor have I thee, O thou slayer of Madhu, for ye all, beholding me treated so cruelly by inferior foes
2/n:, sit still unmoved! My grief at Karna's ridicule is incapable of being assuaged! On these grounds I deserve to be ever protected by thee, O Kesava, viz., our relationship, thy respect (for me), our friendship, and thy lordship (over me)
3/n: In that assembly of heroes Vasudeva then spake unto the weeping Draupadi as follows, 'O fair lady, the wives of those with whom thou art angry, shall weep even like thee, beholding their husbands dead on the ground, weltering in blood and their bodies covered with the arrows
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Historical Buddhist statue at the Mes Aynak site in #Kabul, #Afghanistan, #Buddhism
Centuries old "Ekamukhalinga " ( Lord Shiva) in #Afghanistan , now in #Kabul Museum !
#Hinduism
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ब्राह्मण: को भवेद् राजन् वेद्यं किं च युधिष्ठिर ।
ब्रवीह्यतिमति त्वां हि वाक्यैरनुमिमीमहे।।

“Who is a #Brahman, O Yudhisthira, you seem to be the wise one, you must tell me this” #Mahabharata
“सत्यम दानं क्षमा शीलमानृशंस्य तपो घृणा ।
दृश्यंते यत्र नागेन्द्र स ब्राह्मण इति स्मृत:।।”

“The one in whom one finds Truth, benevolence, forgiveness, dignity, lack of cruelty, fortitude and kindness, such a man is Brahmana. #Mahabharata
चातुर्वर्ण्य प्रमाणं सत्यं च ब्रह्म चैव हि।
शूद्रेष्वपि च सत्यं च दानमक्रोध एव च।
आनृशंस्यमहिंसा च घृणा चैव युधिष्ठिर ।।

Oh Yudhishthira, Truth and a realistic religion is good for all Varnas. Further, good characterics like truth, benevolence, non-violence is also in Shudras.
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As a follow-up to my #InternetMahabharata, I want to reflect--briefly--on the actual #Mahabharata, its increasingly overlooked importance, and the #Hindutva undermining of the epic. Thread:
Let me start with the personal - I love the Mahabharata. It is an incredible, awesome tale. In fact, many have asked what started me on the road of studying India. The answer is the Mahabharata. I took a class on the epic in college, and I was hooked for life. #Mahabharata
What makes the Mahabharata so fascinating? A lot of things - It's a window into social, cultural, and religious practices ~2,000 years ago (roughly when it was written). It is almost unbelievably detailed and intricate. It's a profound meditation on moral questions. #Mahabharata
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Working hours are over, and I'm back for round two on this little gem. I call it #InternetMahabharata. Thread: economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-… #Mahabharata #epic #academichumor
The gods watched the Kurukshetra War as it unfolded, which is to say that they followed the fighters on Twitter. But they had to make sure that they followed all of the fighters, because they kept dying off, meaning their accounts were suspended. #InternetMahabharata #Mahabharata
Ekalavya tried to sign up online for Drona's workout class, but it was full. He asked Drona to give him special permission to join, but Drona said no. Ekalavya said, no problem, he decided to workout using pirated YouTube videos of Drona instead. #InternetMahabharata #Mahabharata
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