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Story - 10 : NON-VOILENCE

According to Jainism there was a King named Mahabal. Once, in a religious festival, he prohibited the hunting in the state, but his son killed an animal secretly. When the gardener told the king about his son killing an animal, the King became very angry and ordered to hang the Prince. The King sent his servants to fetch the hangman Yampal Chandal. The King ordered him to hang the Prince.

Yampal Chandal requested the King,"Oh lord I shall not kill the Prince because it is Chaturdashi today. I had taken a vow from a Digamber saint not to kill anybody on Chaturdashi. Hearing this the King became angry and ordered his servants to bound Yampal and the Prince and throw them into the sea. But by the impression of Yampal's vow, the Gods of water saved Yampal from drowning.