Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Draupadi vs Duryodhana

क्लेशमूलः कर्माशयो दृष्टादृष्टजन्मवेदनीयः
kleśa-mūlaḥ karma-aśayo dṛṣṭa-adṛṣṭa-janma-vedanīyaḥ ||YS 2.12||
Actions born of impurities within will lead to painful consequences if not in the foreseeable, certainly in the unforeseeable future!

Unless Duryodhana repents sincerely and Draupadi wills to heal herself, the only denouement possible is mutual destruction as in the Mahabhartha. But, other denouements are possible. Yoga brings out the potential for these opportunities!
In any asymmetric game, there are multiple Nash equilibriums. Therefore by making the appropriate choices, one can manifest socially optimal Nash equilibriums.

क्रमान्यत्वं परिणामान्यतेवे हेतुः
kramānyatvaṁ pariṇāmānyateve hetuḥ ||YS 3.15||
To get a different consequence, different choices have to be made!

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