In the previous episode, we had witnessed Draupati continuing to explain some of the secrets behind her successful relationship with Yudishtra and Co. Draupati explains how the husband and wife should have compatible goals to be achieved together, even though they might be individuals with different thought processes. Only if there is some commonality in the achievement-orientation of goals between the husband and wife, life would be happy and smooth. Moreover, Draupati also talks about how she feeds each and everybody who visits her with love and care. This includes Maharishis, to servants, to animals as well. In fact, Draupati also explains how she remembers each and every animal by its name, even though there are hundreds of them! She says that she calls each and every animal by its name and feeds them! These are some great qualities that people can have, isn’t it?
Moving on thus, Draupati explains to Sathyabhama – “Oh Satyabhama! More than all these things, there is one important aspect that I’ve to take care of – Income and expenditure. I have the complete control to manage all the income and expenditure at home. My husbands have given that entire authority to me and hence I maintain things very clearly and with full transparency!” As Draupati explains this, Satyabhama looks at Bhagawan Krishna and smiles! As Satyabhama smiles, Bhagawan Krishna understands the intention behind her smile! We should understand here that as this conversation is going on, Bhagawan Krishna, as well as the Paandava brothers are very much present at that place. As Satyabhama smiles, Bhagawan Krishna understands her thought process. She is thinking thus, “Oh wow! Draupati maintains all the income and expenditure correctly! However, our husband doesn’t even care about all that! Maybe because He is a king!” Bhagawan Krishna thinks within Himself in return thus, “Oh wow! This Satyabhama doesn’t know who I am! She thinks that I’m just a mere husband of hers. In fact, my income is all my Bhaktas (Devotees) who come to worship me and exhibit “Sharanaagati”. My expenditure is when I’ve to go personally to meet all my devotees. Moreover, what is income and expenditure for me, if the whole world is mine? Very soon, I’m going to explain and reveal this to Arjuna, who is sitting nearby! Hence, Satyabhama is unaware of who her husband really is, and hence she casts a look like that!”
Hence moving on further, Satyabhama is also satisfied with Draupati’s answers, and she appreciates Draupati for meticulously practising austerity when it comes to her family life, and her “Pathivratha Dharma” towards her husbands. Bhagawan Krishna and Yudishtra too acknowledge Draupati’s words and in turn, Bhagawan Krishna provides His divine “Anugraha” to her. With this, we come to the end of this Parva, and we now move into the next Parva called the “Goshayaatra Parva”. So for today, let us recall and understand all what we’ve witnessed as part of the “Draupati-Satyabhama Samvaadha Parva” and let us try to reflect some important points from here into our daily lives as well! These points are real eye-openers for today’s life and let us try and practise them meticulously. We shall wait till the next episode to witness what happened during the next “Goshayaatra Parva”! Stay tuned! 🙂