Dear Ling Carter welcomes Deepak Chopra’s younger brother as his new co-blogger:
Recall how Yama, the lord of death, came to visit the widow Patel, who lived alone threshing grain and fielding service calls for Microsoft. Yama tempted her with four gold coins if Patel would curse her fate and renounce acceptance. But Patel tricked the lord of death by pouring milk into a rolled up newspaper then unwrapping the newspaper to reveal no milk. Yama was confused. He left the widow and resumed smoking menthol cigarettes later that day.
What insight should we glean from Patel? How does this tale align with the teachings of the Vedanta?