Hi everyone. I titled today’s blog “Mother Knows Best” and that’s because I just had to laugh at myself when I text-ed my 16 1/2 yr old to fuel up before his workout and then read the next part of the story that I am sharing with you today as I believe it had significance in the fact that Mother really does always know what’s best. Although distance separates us by a mere 1275 miles (yes that is far isn’t it) I am still his Mother and I give my daily advise in his life as does Kunti in the next part of our story of the wonderful Gita.
Today we start up where we left off studying our path of the Bhagavad Gita which is a portion of a far larger-actually found directly in the middle of the 6000 page book the Mahabharata( if you are just joining us please refer to the 20th of March post for the beginning of this series to catch up). When we left off Pandu had died as a result of his karma and his brother Dhritarashtra (the blind brother I might add) ruled the land. As years went by and both sides children grew up the eldest of Pandu’s sons Yuddhisthira was next in line to take the thrown. That made Dhritarashtra’s son Duryodhana jealous. So Duryodhana begins a bunch of back handed scheming to get rid of all of the Pandavas so he can take over the kingdom. What he planned was a huge party , no holds barred a palace was even created for their lodging . It was so elegant and had every amenity including very flammable material that it was totally built out of. One night Duryodhana set fire to the palace while the Pandavas were sleeping and the Pandavas had escaped as one of their own servants had been privy to the information on the construction and warned them. They all escaped, all 5 Pandavas with their Mother to the jungle to hide away safely.
They received word that there was to be a ceremony to select a spouse for the beautiful Princess of a high ranking King. All the locals competed even the Pandavas left the jungle to compete and nobody could win the fierce tests required by the King to be worthy of Draupadi his daughter. All failed except for one person, Arjuna, the third son of Pandu one of the Pandavas had defeated each challenge and won Draupadi’s hand in marriage. When excitedly he returned to show his Mother Kunti his new bride she could not see from the darkness of inside the cave when Arjuna said come out and see what we brought back Mother, and she replied “Whatever it is share it equally among all of you” , and so they did. They shared the new bride Draupadi. We will continue on next time … I know I have you hooked by now (or asleep again???) That’s okay too…
I have received numerous requests via email to demonstrate the poses found in my video links. I have also received requests for me to host my own videos for all to view. I will do both. As you know I have a few things going on at the moment in my house,” remodel” being the key word! So as time permits I will begin professional video taping for you with the aid of my super special photographer husband Ira. Until such time I have a few videos of not such high quality that I did follow along in the poses for you on and record the audio/video so you can follow along and get the basics on posing.
Of course if you have any questions or suggestions as always I welcome you comment on the blog and or to email me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest and dedication to your practice, Namaste
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