Heavy breathing is a symptom of unregulated air currents. For a long lifespan, one must adopt healthy practices that aid in breath control.
The next question that the Yaksha posed to Dharmaraja Yudhishthira was: “What is the oldest form of Dharma?” This question has subjective answers.
He is the most superior of all guests as he accompanies individuals throughout their important phases of life.
We can grasp the position of Bhagawan as a doctor better by Kulashekhar Alwar’s poushukam which says: “A patient reaches the peaks of surrender while undergoing a surgery. The doctor cuts open his stomach, blood flows out and he himself is in a drowsy state yet, he does not object the doctor.
Today, Education is given importance on the material planet. The answers of King Yuddhistra to Yaksha's questions have a deep understanding and insight about Knowledge. Further he describes the qualities of a dutiful wife and her responsibilities towards her husband and family.
The Mind is like an ocean. It became an important point of discussion between the Yaksha and Dharma Putra, Yudhishthira. The whole of material life revolves around two objects which are Mind and the world. What we call the world is the conception of the mind alone. It is in fact the expansion of the mind. What we experience with our senses are the products of this very mind. People interpret each thing differently and that interpretation itself starts expanding into other subject matters. This gradual expansion of subject matters, itself is what we call the world, In Vedic Parlance this is called Samsara.
The Yaksha Prashnam event in the Mahabharata throws enough light on the granular level duties of man. Abiding by these duties shall slowly elevate man and end his worries. A methodical understanding of the Scriptures is what can solve the problems of man, from its very root. Our mind and intelligence today, is hijacked by western education and western views, which is nothing but a bundle of ignorance. We have to shred this ignorance layer by layer and elevate ourselves to the platform of pure knowledge. The epics such as Ramayana and Mahabharata shall prove immensely useful in this regard.
Modern times have become challenging, not only in terms of increasing world crisis, environment challenges or external reasons. What is more disturbing is the deteriorating standards of the inner value system, the mind being the central player. Our minds have become sullied than never before and it is becoming more and more difficult to harness and focus the mind. Following the Varna-Ashrama Dharma at any cost, is a possible way out of this crisis.
The Yaksha Prashnam series highlights small aspects within one's life that are useful for one to perform Dharma as well as to attract the immense grace of the Lord. Modern man is harassed by innumerable problems. Man does not have a clue about why he is suffering, only thing is that one sorrow follows other just like a bogie follows another, in case of a goods train. By scientifically understanding Dharma one can easily weed out all causes of suffering from material life altogether.
The Yaksha Prashnam incident that transpired Between the Yaksha and Yudhishthira covers the entire gamut of Dharma and Satya that lays the foundation to an ideal and yet practical life for man in Kaliyuga to follow. Even listening or reading about the incident can clear many of the common doubts we have about everyday life.