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Level-1 Lesson-12

JAINA

Love The Animals

PRINCE NEMKUMÄR WAS THE SON OF KING SAMUNDRA VIJAY. HE WAS ENGAGED TO PRINCESS RÄJUL. PRINCESS RÄJUL WAS THE DAUGHTER OF KING UGRASEN.

 

ON THE DAY OF THEIR MARRIAGE, PRINCE NEMKUMÄR TRAVELED TO PRINCESS RÄJUL'S PALACE IN A DECORATED CHARIOT. HE HEARD THE SCREAMING OF MANY ANIMALS AND BIRDS. PRINCE NEMKUMÄR ASKED HIS DRIVER ABOUT THIS NOISE.

THE DRIVER TOLD THE PRINCE THAT THESE ANIMALS AND BIRDS WOULD BE KILLED FOR HIS WEDDING DINNER.

THIS ANSWER MADE PRINCE NEMKUMÄR VERY SAD. HE SAID, "THE ANIMALS AND BIRDS ARE HURT WHEN THEY ARE KILLED. KILLING ANIMALS AND BIRDS FOR FOOD IS NOT NECESSARY."

PRINCE NEMKUMÄR FREED ALL THE ANIMALS AND BIRDS. HE DID NOT MARRY PRINCESS RÄJUL AND LEFT.

PRINCE NEMKUMÄR GAVE UP HIS WORLDLY LIFE AND WENT TO THE FOREST FOR PEACE AND MEDITATION. MANY OF THE PEOPLE AT THE WEDDING REALIZED THE MESSAGE OF PRINCE NEMKUMÄR AND STOPPED EATING MEAT.

 

Questions:

1) Who was Prince Nemkumär?

2) Who was he engage to?

3) Who was Rajul?

4) What did Nemkumär hear on the way to the wedding?

5) What were they going to do with these animals?

6) How did he feel about this?

7) What did he do to the animals?

8) Did Nemkumär marry Rajul? Why?

9) What did Nemkumär do?

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