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Puranjana -II

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King Puranjana married the woman and planned to live in the city for one hundred years. The city, Bhovagati (Enjoyment) had nine gates, each serving a special purpose of sense gratification. There were five gates in the east, two gates in the west, and one each on the north and south side.
Two east facing gates, Skylight and Forward-looking, were used by the King, to visit the city of Colorful Form, accompanied by a friend named Light. Through the other two gates named Nostril, the King used to go to the city of Fragrance with his friend Olfaction.
The fifth gate situated on the eastern side was named Chief. Through this gate, with friends named Taste and Elocution, he used to visit the cities Refreshments and  Speech.
Accompanied by his friend Hearing, through the southern gate Worldly and the northern gate Heavenly, King Purañjana used to visit the cities named Low-knowledge and High- knowledge respectively.

On the western side was a gate named Genital. Through that gate, King Purañjana used to go to the city of Fornication, with by his friend Intoxication.
Another gate on the western side was known as Anus. Purañjana used to go through this gate to the place known as Nether, accompanied by his friend Peristalsis. Of the many inhabitants of this city, there are two blind men named Hands and Feet.
Although King Purañjana was the ruler of the city, he, unfortunately, used to
associate with these blind men and perform various activities.
Sometimes he used to go to his private home with one of his chief servants, Intellect.
At that time, illusion, satisfaction, and happiness came to him from his wife and family.
Being thus entangled in different types of mental concoction and engaged in fruitive activities, King Purañjana came completely under the control of material intelligence.
Indeed, he used to fulfill all the desires of his wife, the Queen.
When the Queen drank liquor, King Purañjana also engaged in drinking.
When the Queen dined, he used to dine with her, and when she chewed,
King Purañjana used to chew along with her. When the Queen sang, he also sang.
Similarly, when the Queen cried, he also cried, and when the Queen laughed, he also laughed.
When the Queen quipped, he did the same. When the Queen walked, the King walked
behind her. When the Queen would stand still, the King would also stand still.

When the Queen
would lie down in bed, he would also follow and lie down with her. When the Queen sat, he would also sit,
and when the Queen heard something, he would follow her to hear the same thing. When the Queen saw something,
the King would also look at it, and when the Queen smelled something, the King would follow her to smell the
same thing. When the Queen touched something, the King would also touch it, and when the dear Queen was
lamenting, the poor King also had to follow her in lamentation. In the same way, when the Queen felt
enjoyment, he also enjoyed, and when the Queen was satisfied, the King also felt satisfaction.
In this way, King Purañjana was captivated by his nice wife and was thus cheated. Indeed, he became
cheated in his whole existence in the material world. He remained under the control of his wife, just like a pet animal that dances according to the order
of its master.

 

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