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The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Sixth Year of His Ascetic Spiritual Practice, Part 2 of 2, Aug. 11, 2019

2020-04-19
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So, "At last the witch accepted her defeat. She bowed to the feet of Shraman Mahavira and left. As a result of His total absorption in the Self and His high purity of soul, Mahavira acquired the special mental powers of perceiving the whole physical world at will." "During the sixth year of His practices, Mahavira one day went to the Kupiya village in the state of Videh, east of Vaishali. The village guards caught Him, and taking Him to be a spy, put Him in prison." "There were two female mendicants in the village. When they, Vijay and Pragalbh, heard that a spy disguised as a nude ascetic had been apprehended, they came to see Him. Shraman Mahavira, tied up, was standing in meditation in the prison. The two mendicant women recognized Him and became sad. They approached the guards and said, 'You call yourselves guardians of the state and people, but you failed to distinguish a thief from an honest citizen. For your information, you are torturing Shraman Vardhaman, the ascetic son of King Siddhartha.'" "'Have you no fear of the wrath of the gods?' With this revelation, the soldiers started trembling. They, at once, released Mahavira and sought His forgiveness. Shraman Mahavira just raised His palm as a gesture of pardon and assurance and left for some other solitary place."
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