This is another Puranic story from the great epic the Mahabharata. It is about an incident where the eldest of the Pandava brothers, Yudhistira, was in an incredibly difficult situation and had to answer a series of questions that were put to him.

Not only were the questions quite extraordinary but his answers were also. They demonstrated his outstanding character, and while a warrior King, he also had the heart and mind of a great saint.

One of the questions was “what is the most wonderful thing?” to which he answered – “The most wonderful thing is that although every day innumerable creatures go to the abode of death, still a man thinks he is immortal.”

This speaks to the fact that if we were more conscious of the reality of our body’s immortality, that the time we will spend in this current body is finite and quickly passes, it would necessitate that our life be more purposeful, that our relationship be of greater significance, and that we act with more kindness, compassion, and love.