Devdutt Pattanaik —
I help leverage the power of myth in business, management, and life.
Myth = Belief = Subjective Truth = Cultural Assumptions.
Mythology = stories, symbols and rituals that communicate myth.
This is not just a conquest by a victorious king, but also an attempt to reconcile with former enemies.
The scholar taught Adi Shankaracharya that one cannot gain real wisdom without understanding the household, the body and the woman.
Women can be dangerous forces of nature, or hypersexual beings, who take away the power of men, chain them to the material world and prevent them from walking the spiritual path.
The story, an interlude in the otherwise royal saga, draws attention to how staff, especially female staff, are treated in organisations by people in positions of power.
In Puranic literature, we come across the concept of ayonija, someone who is not born from the womb, and consequently, is able to bypass or rise above the cycle of birth and death