- Conformable to Virtue
- (Extract from 'The Mahabharata' of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa BOOK 1 "Adi-parva"
- Translated into English Prose from the Original Sanskrit Text
- by Kisari Mohan Ganguli [1883-1896]
- 'Drupada answered, 'O scion of Kuru's race, it hath been directed that
- one man may have many wives. But it hath never been heard that one woman
- may have many husbands! O son of Kunti, as thou art pure and acquainted
- with the rules of morality, it behoveth thee not to commit an act that is
- sinful and opposed both to usage and the Vedas. Why, O prince, hath thy
- understanding become so?' Yudhishthira said in reply, 'O monarch,
- morality is subtle. We do not know its course. Let us follow the way
- trodden by the illustrious ones of former ages. My tongue never uttered
- an untruth. My heart also never turneth to what is sinful. My mother
- commandeth so; and my heart also approveth of it. Therefore, O king, that
- is quite conformable to virtue. Act according to it, without any
- scruples. Entertain no fear, O king, about this matter.'
Conformable to Virtue
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