Episode 24 - Into the Forest, part 2
The Pandavas are now settled into their forest encampment and receive a surprise visitor. The Kauravas plot to kill the Pandavas while they are defenseless in the forest. Vyasa himself steps in to put a stop to this outrage, and he then introduces the sage Maitreya, who scolds Duryodhana, and then finally curses him to be struck in the "thigh" by Bhima.
If you ever felt uncomfortable about the fact that Bhima had to cheat and hit Duryodhana below the belt in their final battle, you can now rest assured that it wasn't Bhima's fault. Maitreya made him do it!
Hassan Ghedi Santur/Stephen Prothero
Hassan Ghedi Santur explores loneliness. In the world of texting, Facebook, Twitter and instant messaging, we should feel more connected to our fellow human beings than at any other time in history. But it hasn't quite turned out that way. And Mary Hynes talks to Stephen Prothero, contributor to CNN's Belief Blog. He argues that while the idea that all religions are really about the same thing, is a comforting one, it is also wrong.