4: The Stories of Siva and Sati, and of Rishabhadeva and Bharata-21.
This is the first time Bharata opened his mouth.
Throughout his life he did not say anything, but when the king taunted him and said, “Jada, go! I’ll thrash you!” he opened his mouth and said, “What are you saying, King?
You uttered the word ‘Jada’. Whom are you addressing? Are you addressing the five elements—earth, water, fire, air and ether?
Are you scolding them that constitute the body of all individuals, mine as well as yours?
When you say ‘Jada, go!’ whom are you referring to? Is it the five elements? Or you are addressing the prana which is in all people and is all-pervading, and incidentally happens to be animating this individual body also? Or, are you calling the mind Jada?
It is a part of the cosmic mind.
Your appellation does not apply to anyone. Are you calling the intellect Jada?
It is a part of the cosmic intellect. Are you calling the Atman within Jada? It is a part of the universal Atman.
What is the language that you are using? Why did you utter these words? Whatever you said is empty words.
Under the impression that you are scolding me, you have done nothing except blabber something in nonsensical words. Do you understand what you have said?”
To be continued ..