“ Play for Wisdom, Win for Enlightenment.
Moksha Patam is an Ancient Game of the Rishis That Helps You Integrate the Knowledge of Yoga, Upanishads & Bhagavad Gita. It Teaches Years of Practical Wisdom in a Single Game. ”
Other names of the game: Snakes and Ladders, Paramapadham, Gyan Chauper, Parama Padam, Vaikuntapali. More on Wikipedia.
Download, Print & Play
Print the 5 PDF files. Then cut out and sticky tape together. Total size will be about 18 x 18 inch OR 43.7 x 43.7 cm.
Current ver: 2.5
Actually you, the player, have been playing this game since the beginning.
Only this time we get to see how each decision leads to our loss or gain in context of becoming wise.
Being given capacity to make choices, the game shows us our experience and perception of the world is a consequence of our thoughts and decisions we're entertaining on a daily bases.
But what determines the quality, texture and flavor of our thoughts and decisions? Knowledge.
An informed decision is only as good as what you know or don't know right now.
Purpose of this game is to inform the player. To help him or her understand oneself deeply. To answer why some fall (pātam पातम्) and some rise (mokṣa मोक्ष). Why some remove ignorance (mokṣa) and others reinforce it (pātam).
You might consider playing the game just once. Noticing how quickly it can teach insights into realities.