Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Bhima & Hanuman

When the Pandavas were in the forest, Draupadi requested Bheema for a Saugandhika flower of heavenly fragrance. Bheema went forth into the forest to bring it. As Bheema was walking fast with long strides, he saw a monkey's tail across his path. He angrily shouted, "You ape,remove your tail and clear my way." The monkey slowly looked at Bheema and said, "My dear man, I am very old and can't even move. Push my tail away and walk on." Bheema was angry, amused and full of contempt. Was it what an unequalled hero like him should do? He tried to push the tail with his mace. But nothing happened. Try as he would, he could not even move that old tail. Then his mind grew clear and it dawned on him that this was not any ordinary monkey but could be Hanuman. With folded hands he begged his pardon and hanuman blessed bheema.

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