Mahabharat In Today’s Life


I have chosen a bit different topic this time,got the inspiration from TV series airing on star plus.Personally, I was never interested in this epic as I found it very confusing. But after understanding it through this TV series, I observed some interesting incidents with great teachings in this epic.

People found its character more realistic in comparison to other epic, the grounds may be every character belongs to it have some negative points unlike Ramayan. My favourite scene (in TV series) is when Krishna tries to console Draupadi after her humiliation in a dice game. Krishna preaches her to forgive Duryodhana and others in order to get the mental peace. He advises her to punish them, but not in order to take revenge only set an example. Mostly people misunderstood the Kurushetra war happen because Pandavas wants to take the revenge, but this is not true.

The reason of war is the silence of the great people when misdeed is happening in front of them, we can easily connect this to the present day people with great knowledge and power opt to remain silent when something wrong is going in front of them. Today, rapist didn’t get the death penalty, but in this epic Dushasan is brutally killed by Bhima as he misbehaved with the woman. At the time of Dushasan’s death Bhima said to him, “By killing you in this way,I am setting an example for the person who misbehave with the woman”.

Some people say that if Krishna was a deity,then why he tricked the Kaurvas and not opted right way to punish them. This argument is similar like if we say traffic cop is breaking rules by speeding while at the same trying to do his job by catching hold of another speeder. You see there are certain occupations liberties that come with being a traffic cop. He has to do his job by violating the rules, there is no way around it. So is the case with Krishna.

It is said that in today’s life also people will get the solution of their problem in Bhagvad Geeta (conversation between Arjun and Lord Krishna before the war).But some small incidences of this epic also teach us a lot.bhagavad-gita_TEA9P_1359374115

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16 thoughts on “Mahabharat In Today’s Life”

  1. That is true; Have you read Dante? Like it says there too, the darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis…
    Good work 🙂

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    1. It isn’t as simple as that When a relative comes and asks your help, a “no” would be difficult according to the Kshatriya dharma. If this would be the case, then why Pandava didn’t give his Kingdom to Kauravas and instead decided to fight for it? It wasn’t called as dharma-adharma yudha but only dharma yudhya. Both Pandavas & Kauravas were fighting for their dharma. That is why, Krishna preached in Geeta about Swa-dharma because dharma is a personal concept. What is dharma for you need not to be dharma for others too. Do you know that when Yudhisthira went to heaven, in last chapter of Mahabharata, he was surprised to know that Kauravas were in heaven and his own brothers were in hell?

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      1. That’s true.. 🙂 I know it’s not as simple as it looks, I also know about the last chapter of Mahabharata.. actually Lord Krishna want to destroy whole dynasty.. Pandavas are not the part of dynasty (Because they were devaputra) so they were survived. In this war only Yadavas was survived except his Narayani Sena that he gave intentionally in order to destroy it , later the same thing happens with the Yadavas also.. This was the part of his plan of new beginning as whole old generation was corrupted and living with old values 🙂

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  2. Who got corrupted? If the whole Universe runs according to HIS plan, then corruption of them must also be HIS part of plan. If nothing could happen without HIS consent, even swinging of a single leaf, how could they become corrupted without HIS will? And according to the Geeta verse I quoted in that “Destiny” post, evil has no existence; so the point of corruption is out of question.

    I’ve have shared a different perspective in my article, “How to be Established in State of Highest Wisdom,” here: http://rvsh.in/1Cydwwj

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    1. Well, Dear, What I’ve been trying to say is correct or incorrect aren’t absolute terms. I mean, who has authority over the definition of correct?

      As I see, Yudhisthira and Duryodhana are on the same side in humiliating Draupadi. And Yudhisthira is more guiltier than Duryodhana.

      If silence of the great people when misdeed was happening in front of them is the criterion of correct & incorrect then Pandavas could not be justified as correct.

      If Bhima wanted to set an example for the person who misbehave with the woman then why he allowed it to happen at first place? Why didn’t he try to stop Dushasan at the time of actual misbehavior? Why did he remain as mute spectator of the incident?

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