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Shantanu saw a beautiful woman on the banks of the river Ganges (Ganga) and asked her to marry him--- Shantanu who had risen from penance of hundreds of years coud not resist;. What us exoected if the present men? pl read story of Shantanu at:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shantanu

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Asked by Om Shrivastava, 02 Jan '13 04:47 pm
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Temptation is the same.........in the PAST or in the PRESENT. Some yield, some don't.
But I am sure SONS of today would not be as FOOLISH as Bhishma to take oath like he did, to satisfy a wayward father. That oath paved the way for all the disasters in mahabharata, including his own shameful experiences, like having to witness the disrobing of Panchali etc, inspite of being a great warrior etc!
Answered by Shunmugham, 02 Jan '13 05:04 pm

 
  
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In our ithihaasas we come across a lot of incidents wherein a king/emperor or even a sage falling in temptation. when sri vyasa mentions such incidents we must go through the entire episode very carefully. otherwise we would come into conclusions like that of the 6 face and that be of no use to us. a great soul must be born to enact his part in the great drama of the supreme lord. thus the beeja and the kshetra which can bear the aura of such a great soul to be born gets ready. in the present story shantanu married ganga not only because his father pratipa chose this girl as his daughter in law. this is written in the sri vyasa bharatha. but did get attracted by satyavati or yojanagandhi or matsyagandhi. otherwise how would we have had the mahabharatha? the word PRACHODAYAAT ( by the Jagadamba) must be remembered in all these contexts. without her invoking the buddhi of these great men her divine play will not continue as beautiful ithihaasa.
Answered by Haalayudha Dattuni, 05 Jan '13 08:35 pm

 
  
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That does not mean women can be abused.
Answered by anantharaman, 02 Jan '13 08:49 pm

 
  
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Sir Raja Shantanu just expressed his feelings of love towards Satyawati....which quite human....but he was an Emperor...he could have abducted that fisherman's gal...but he didn't do so...does not symbolise his greatness when he kept quit after Father of Satyawati keeping the abnormal condition of making the child from Satyawati the future king of Hastinapur instead of deserving Devavrat(Bhisma).... just consider what he could have done and what he did not do....moreover his 1st wife Ganga alredy left him by that time and he lived a lone life.....He was up & above the normal human instinct....
Answered by Pradipta pati, 02 Jan '13 04:53 pm

 
  
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