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Mahābhārata - retold by kṛṣṇa dharma dasa Appendix 2
When Karṇa attained manhood he approached Droṇa in order to learn the secrets of the brahmāstra. Droṇa replied, however, that ...
Mahābhārata - retold by kṛṣṇa dharma dasa Appendix 2
Burning with anger, Karṇa bowed before Droṇa and left for the Mahendra mountain, where he knew he would find Paraśurāma. ...
Mahābhārata - retold by kṛṣṇa dharma dasa Appendix 2
Paraśurāma received him kindly and agreed to teach him. Karṇa then lived at the sage’s ashram and learned many types ...
Mahābhārata - retold by kṛṣṇa dharma dasa Appendix 2
Once, while hunting, he accidentally slew a Brahmin’s cow. Distraught, he went at once to the Brahmin and told him ...
Mahābhārata - retold by kṛṣṇa dharma dasa Appendix 2
But the Brahmin, seeing his beloved cow lying dead, was filled with anger. His face turned red and he took ...
Mahābhārata - retold by kṛṣṇa dharma dasa Appendix 2
Karṇa tried to appease the Brahmin, but he would not relent. “My words will not prove false,” he replied. Finally ...
Mahābhārata - retold by kṛṣṇa dharma dasa Appendix 2
Karṇa remained in Paraśurāma’s ashram for some time, pleasing the sage by his aptitude for learning and by his humble ...
Mahābhārata - retold by kṛṣṇa dharma dasa Appendix 2
One day, the sage took a walk in the woods, taking Karṇa with him. After some time, he became tired ...
Mahābhārata - retold by kṛṣṇa dharma dasa Appendix 2
After some minutes his warm blood ran onto Paraśurāma’s face and awakened him. When he saw the eight-legged insect on ...
Mahābhārata - retold by kṛṣṇa dharma dasa Appendix 2
The Rākṣasa vanished, leaving the ṛṣi glaring at Karṇa. “O wretch!” he exclaimed. “How can you be a Brahmin? No ...
Mahābhārata - retold by kṛṣṇa dharma dasa Appendix 2
Trembling, Karṇa replied, “O lord, I am Karṇa and I have been born in the suta race, a mixture of ...
Mahābhārata - retold by kṛṣṇa dharma dasa Appendix 2
Paraśurāma smiled through his anger. Looking down at Karṇa, who had prostrated himself on the earth with folded palms, the ...