Friday 19 September 2014

Since I am going to Nepal someone commented on my facebook post that I should go to casinos. I replied that I never bet.
Once a relative of mine ( who is very fond of me ) took me to Las Vegas in U.S.A. He took me to The Strip, and into a casino ( if I recollect correctly, it was Caesar's Palace ). He offered me some money to bet. I refused. He told me that I would not have to pay him back even if I lost. I said that it was not a question of having to pay him back or not, it was  a matter of principle. The Mahabharata teaches that one should never bet. The Pandavas even lost their wife, Draupadi, for indulging in betting. So I never bet.
 This reference to the Mahabharata totally floored him ! He never asked me to bet thereafter.

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