ULTIMATE DESIRE

vṛddhakumārīvākya nyāyaḥ (the wish of a spinster)


The Mahābhāṣya mentions the old virgin, which was asked by Indra, the king of heaven, to choose a boon from him. She said, “May my sons eat rice mixed with a lot of milk and ghī from a golden plate.”


This is a sign of good intelligence. If one knows what is in the best interest for him, and fulfills various needs with one strike only, then he is able to accomplish great things. In this case, the spinster received with a big smile on her face the husband, sons, food grains, ghī, cows, gold, and so on.