Priya arangan adiyar,
Giving is definitely a virtue. But when you give with no thought of the self, it is a sign of divinity. Such persons with divinity writ across their hearts abound our Bharatha punya bhoomi from times immemorial.
At the end of the Mahabharat war, Dharmaputrar (Yudhisthira), the eldest of the Pandava brothers was crowned the king of India, known as Bharat Varsha. After an unchallenged victory in an Ashwamedha yagna and a successful beginning of his virtuous reign, he, along with his brothers would often organize feasts for the poor and hungry. Though, an epitome of goodness, the charitable acts, feeding of the brahmnas and the poor gave Yudhisthira a sense of pride. He wondered if there was another ruler in the whole world as kind to their subject as he was.
The mongoose could talk. It narrated its story.
( to be continued...)