The greatest wonder of the world

What is the greatest wonder of the world? Yudhisthira has answered this truthfully and beautifully when asked by Yaksha in Yaksha Prashnas. Yaksha Prashnas are a set of questions asked by Yaksha to Yudhisthira all of which are very interesting to read.

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To the above question, Yudhisthira replied, “Day after day countless people die. Yet the living persons wish to live forever. What can be a greater wonder?”

Indeed it is the greatest wonder. We know that our life is temporary but we still want a permanent job. We fight with others over petty issues. We want to gather as much money as possible. We live as if we are immortal. Isn’t it the most-wonderful thing?

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One thought on “The greatest wonder of the world

  1. Norman Singfield

    Actually from the perspective of advaita we are eternal and therefore we cannot imagine our death because the true realization is we do not die so it is not the greatest wonder at all.

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