The Story of the Twenty-Third Doll

The Story of the Twenty-Third Doll Dharamwati (तेईसवाँ गुड़िया धरमवती की कहानी)

Next morning, when King Bhoja moved toward the honored position, the twenty-third doll approached and began portraying an account of King Vikramaditya in the wake of giving her concise presentation.

"I am Dharamwati, the twenty-third doll of King Vikramaditya's position of authority. I will portray a story, that will demonstrate the ability of our lord as a chief. At that point you can choose yourself whether you are deserving of sitting on this royal position or not."

The doll began portraying a story.

Consistently, a few discourses or discussions occurred in the court of King Vikramaditya. At some point, a discussion began the subject 'whether an individual ought to be regarded for his family foundation or his deeds.' One gathering said that an individual ought to be regarded in view of his family foundation, and the other gathering said that an individual ought to be regarded based on his deeds.

One gathering said that an individual took birth in a decent family because of his deeds in his past birth. While the other said that it was a bit much that an individual who was conceived in a decent family would grow up to be delicate and kind.

Ruler Vikramaditya saw that the discussion was transforming into a contention. So he interceded and stated, "It isn't great to contend like this in the court. The issue ought to be illuminated for all intents and purposes." Everybody concurred with King Vikramaditya.

At some point, a hunter found a lion's offspring that was maybe deserted by its mom. The hunter introduced it to the ruler. "Presently this fledgling will enable me to demonstrate whether an individual ought to be regarded for his deeds or his family foundation," thought Vikramaditya. What's more, he called a shepherd and gave the whelp to him. He likewise advised the shepherd to regard the fledgling as one of his sheep.

The whelp was not given any meat. It drank goat's milk. At some point, the ruler called the shepherd. At the point when the shepherd achieved the court, the ruler got some information about the fledgling. The shepherd stated, "Ruler, it's anything but a fledgling any longer. It has grown up into a lion."

The lord asked, "Does despite everything it drink milk?" The shepherd answered, "Yes Your Majesty, regardless it drinks milk. When it sees other sheep nibbling grass, the lion likewise needs to eat grass, but since of its tendency, it can't eat grass. Along these lines, it lives on milk. On the off chance that you give me consent, I can give it some meat."

"No!" said the ruler, "Don't give it a chance to smell meat. It must be dealt with simply like a sheep."

Presently, as the lion was growing up it couldn't live on milk alone. Since it couldn't eat grass like sheep, the lion needed to make due on milk.

At some point, the ruler ran with every one of his retainers to the field in which the shepherd was eating his sheep alongside the lion. They had carried with them a wild, savage lion in an enclosure. By the request of the ruler, the troopers opened the confine. At the point when the lion saw the sheep, it thundered and assaulted a sheep. The various sheep fled thus did the lion. Every one of the subjects were astounded to see the occurrence.

The lord stated, "In spite of being a lion, it got terrified of the other lion and carried on like a sheep since it had been raised like a sheep."

After this episode, the ruler requested the shepherd to free the lion in the woods. He likewise delegated a few officers to watch out for the lion. Following two days, he got the news that the lion had killed a rabbit and eaten it. The warriors put a bowl of milk for it, however the lion didn't drink it.

By and by, a wild lion was discharged from a confine before that lion. This time it didn't get frightened and thundered back.

The ruler stated, "See, how the idea of the lion has changed to adjust to the new condition.

From this we discover that if an individual is from a decent family foundation, he acquires amiable attitude and conventions, yet for that he needs to live in good conditions.

Another angle is that an individual ought to be regarded based on his deeds. On the off chance that an individual takes birth in a decent family however his deeds are awful, at that point he doesn't have the directly to get regard from others."

Every one of the retainers concurred with the lord, however one. He stated, "O King, you took birth in a regal family thus you are presently a lord. Regardless of whether an individual does right deeds in the entirety of his past seven births, still he can't turn into a ruler except if he is conceived in regal family. At that point, what is the job of deeds for this situation?"

Lord Vikramaditya grinned and stayed calm. After some days, a mariner landed in the court and exhibited a delightful red lotus to Vikramaditya. The red lotus was sparkling like a pearl and red beams were exuding from it. The retainers were additionally flabbergasted to see such a superb lotus.

The lord asked the mariner, "From where did you get it?" The mariner answered that he had discovered the lotus coasting on a waterway. Lord Vikramaditya then asked the clergyman, who didn't concurred with the ruler, to run with the mariner and bring some more lotuses.

In the wake of cruising for at some point, they saw a similar sort of lotuses gliding on the water and they went toward that path. The spot was in a restricted entry between two mountains. No vessel could go from that point. In this way, they tied down the watercraft on the bank and ascended the mountain. The clergyman saw that a parsimonious was hanging by a rope from an immense tree. Blood was spilling out of his injuries. The drops of blood were falling into the stream and were changing into red lotuses. He likewise observed a few sages sitting at a separation from that point who were immersed in reflection.

The priest was astonished to see such a sight. He returned and enlightened the ruler concerning the occurrence. The lord grinned and stated, "The plain who was hanging is none however me in my prior birth, and the twenty holy people are you, my twenty retainers. Nobody can turn into a lord just by taking birth in an imperial family."

The clergyman understood his oversight and asked absolution.

In the wake of portraying the story, the doll asked King Bhoja, "Have you at any point tackled an issue this way? On the off chance that truly, at that point you are deserving of sitting on this honored position, generally not."

Ruler Bhoja returned again to his royal residence with an irritated personality.