I was coming in train today and suddenly thought about the Brad Pitt’s poster I saw at my gym yestereve. The Gym people think it’s a motivation to the members to look at the poster and aspire for such a skin tee body, but they doesn’t know that people tend to eat more due to depression because they don’t have such an awe body. Anyways since I remembered Brad the Prat, I started thinking about his acting as the great Achilles in “The Troy” and then remembered the chat I had with Swathi Paul our Kaki’s Junior. I was telling her how Kaki and Me standing for the cause that the Indian Mythology is nowhere lesser than the English fantasies and how we chalked out the possible inspirations of Indian Myths in JKR’s Harry Potter. How we got bashed by some juveniles which is a big story, let’s set it aside. I was thinking about Achilles and suddenly the Duryodhana character from Mahabharath came to my mind, they both share something in common. Achilles heel and Duryodhana’s thigh are more or less the same story.
Achilles mother, Thetis, had dipped the infant Achilles in the river Styx, holding onto him by his heel, and he became invulnerable where the waters touched him -- that is, everywhere but the areas covered by her thumb and forefinger, implying that only a heel wound could have been his downfall and as anyone could have predicted he was killed when an arrow shot by Paris and guided by Apollo punctures his heel.
Similarly, in Mahabharath, Queen Gandhari decides to help Duryodhana win. Asking him to bathe and enter her tent naked, she prepares to use the great mystic power of her eyes, blind-folded for many years out of respect for her blind husband, to make his body invincible to all attack in every portion. But when
When Gandhari's eyes fall upon Duryodhana, they mystically make each part of his body invincible. She is shocked to see that Duryodhana had covered his groin, which was thus not protected by her mystic power.
At the climax, Duryodhana meets his arch nemesis Bhima in Mace fighting. At this battle, both were equally matched, Duryodhana with his mystic Armour and Bhima with his strength (Bhima possessed the strength of 8000 Elephants by drinking a Liquid that his maternal great grandfather had given him). After a long and brutal battle stretching many days, Duryodhana begins to exhaust Bhima. At this point,
How similar the stories are, does this means that all these stories are imaginary or about the same person but with different names and versions? Does that mean the comparison between Jesus Christ and Lord Krishna is also true? Does this means that all our fore fathers belonged to the same clan and its us who are divided based on religion, race, culture, tradition blah blah blah? How the world would be if we were all together? May be Kaki will know who is Beauty and who is Meera, may be I can taste Senorita’s dishes, may be I can be with my beloved as there will be no seas in between the countries. *Sigh* Man proposes God disposes. I know your question, “So Lancelot, what this has to do with your previous birth???” Read the Post Script below ;)
P.S: Why I have to write something like this? Is this what you call divine intervention? People call me the Indian Brad Pitt (Believe me), and why should Brad Pitt act as Achilles? And why should I think about Brad Pitt and write about the character Achilles played by him, off all the characters? And why should be Achilles’s teacher a Centaur (called Chiron)? And why should I be a Centaur myself (Sagittarius – December born)? Does this mean I was Achilles in one of my previous birth? Until the contrary is proved by anyone, it is hereby recorded officially that I was Achilles in my previous birth.
P.P.S: The naked picture is the famous painting called ‘The Wrath of Achilles’ by the French Painter François-Léon Benouville (1821 – 1859).