A sorcerer once requested the legendary King Vikramaditya of Ujjain to fetch him a Vetal or ghost that hung upside down, like a bat, from the branches of a tree that stood in the middle of a crematorium.
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He was now a dragonfly, not a beetle. In this new form he felt the light and the breeze, but he could not swim.
The woodcutters were impressed by the tree’s wisdom. They realized it was the Bodhisattva, the compassionate one, whose stories are compiled in the Jatakas.
Gyan is what is told and vi-gyan is what is heard. Devdutt Pattanaik Krishna reveals the Gita to Arjuna on…