the Harijan 'he is also made by god' Damayanti, waged in dice, by Nala, the second time, when he is confident of winning, against Pushkara, is also called ' Damayanti, undespised' by Pushkara
Nala hugs his brother, despite earlier raging against him, wanting to cut off his head when he openly talked of covering Damayanti even so, he hugs him, 'in his consious powers and strength' and as the stanza moves, it is almost as though having consciously done that first thing, more and more spurts of generosity come to his speech.. "Mine again is all this kingdom—undisturbed, its foes o'ercome.
Fallen king! Vidarbha's daughter—by thine eyes may ne'er be seen.
Thou art now, with all thy household—unto abject slavery sunk.
Not thyself achieved the conquest—that subdued me heretofore!
'Twas achieved by mightier Kali—that thou didst not, fool, perceive.
Yet my wrath, by him enkindled—will I not 'gainst thee direct;
Live thou henceforth at thy pleasure—freely I thy life bestow,
And of thine estate and substance—give I thee thy fitting share.
Such my pleasure, in thy welfare—hero, do I take delight,
And mine unabated friendship—never shall from thee depart.
Pushkara, thou art my brother—may'st thou live an hundred years!"
Nala thus consoled his brother—in his conscious power and strength,
the story contained in the mahabharata, is told to yudhistara as consolation,after he loses in dice the consolation here, contains in the telling the hope of reconciliation, with the brothers too, so easily effected in this story. the framework of telling, the reason for telling, informs the telling of the tale here, so clearly