In this ancient parable from India, a forest-dwelling hunter learns that cruelty has consequences and that compassion has rewards. When the hunter meets the wise man Narada, “Do unto others as they would do unto you” takes on a very concrete meaning as the sage leads the hunter on an imagined journey in which the hunter becomes the hunted. When the hunter realizes how his actions affect other living beings, he has a change of heart and begins to live in peace with the animals he once pursued.
Prince Dhruva wishes to rule a kingdom far greater than his father’s. His determination takes him to the forest in search of Lord Narayana, who can fulfill all desires. Finding Lord Narayana proves more difficult than the young boy had imagined, but with the encouragement of his new friends and the advice of a mystic sage, the prince embarks on a journey within.