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Was Yudhistra correct in Gambling?

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  1. Anonymous

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    Yudhisthira Maharaja is an eternal associate of the Supreme Lord, and a pure devotee. His participation in the gambling match was not based on any tendency for material sense-gratification on his part; rather, Mahabharata describes how, after deep consideration and being bound by religious obligations, he unwillingly agreed to the proposal for gambling. According to ksatriya codes, a ksatriya cannot refuse when challenged in a competition, for a battle or a game of dice. Besides, Yudhisthira Maharaja was personally invited by the elderly king Dhritarashtra, for 'a friendly match' and he could not refuse the King and was duty bound to comply with the invitation. On these grounds he agreed, although he was deeply unhappy to do so.

    Answer By: H.H Romapada Swami

    Posted 7 years ago #
  2. Truth Seeker
    Key Master

    In actuality Yudhistra would not have gambled if he was fully conversant of the bhagavatha dharma which is higher than varnashrama dharma. But he was attached to his Dharma as he again did in the battlefield hesitating to tell a lie to Drona even when Lord Krishna instructed.

    A higher understanding is that it all happened by the will of the Lord. As they were all playing the role of his servants in accordance to the Lord's will. Pretty much similar to why Arjuna became despondent in the battlefield setting the scene for the advent of Gita.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  3. Anonymous

    Even a highly charactered person like Maharaja Yudhishtira gambled only shows material world is so strong !! Let it be. But they were all ultimately saved by Lord Krsna. No strengths of material world can doom devotees of Lord Krsna !!

    Posted 7 years ago #

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