The legend of Amrapali is a vast subject of Indian history which covers the biographies of many kings and the danseuse Amrapali,who turned onto the spiritual path after seeing several miseries of life involving power,riches and love.This is just an excerpt from her life.
In the historical city of Vaishali , lived a demure maiden Amrapallli,
renowned for her entrancing charms, her dance wooed thousands of hearts warm,
of lands far away from territory ,enemies too knew and adored her enamoring ,
a royal court dancer of the state,she enjoyed the attention and luxury unrestrained.
Once a war waged with a neighborly realm, a foe disguised entered the gates of her chamber,
she rescued and cared him,
King Bimbisara, the mighty king of Magadha ,she came to know was the being,
turning aside instantly she asked him to stop the waging war….
Promised her he held the flag of peace for the enemy in chance,
people outraged in vengeance for a king who fell for her charms…
Ajatashatru,the haughty son of Bimbisara invaded the kingdom been glorious so far,
turning to ashes the city of dreams,
no life was spared to live and was killed,
Hurt and heart broken Amrapalli ,found herself in tears of agony,
took refuge in the spiritual path of destiny…
one day a holy monk came at her door,
she invited him inside her home…
to serve him with respect and devotion…
Talked everyone about the forbidden law of prohibition,
how did Buddha the great ,went inside the courtesan’s house?
His magnanimity showered, her eyes opened ,
surrendered herself to the cultism,
in feet of the enlightened soul…
Sacrificing riches,fame and comfort,
beauteous wonder of the creation,
walked on the divine path
seeking peace and solace in god’s words and charm.