Ath Shri Mahabharat Katha


For those who don’t understand Hindi, the title translates to – This is The Great Story of Mahabharata.

Mahabharat, undoubtedly is the greatest epic which Lord himself gave to the mankind. It’s the greatest fable, its most comprehensive book of human psychology, it’s a book which maps human behaviour completely, it’s a book which clearly distinguishes between good and bad or evil and divine, it’s a book which, if read with complete non-attachment will let you know what you stand for.

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It actually is not a book, it is said, Mahabharat happened some 5000 years or more ago, but in reality, Mahabharat is fought all around us every day. At times, we play the Pandavas (representing truth and justice) and at other we play Kauravas (senseless evil doers). At times, we become the Lord himself, Krishna, and at others, we become the eternal evil Ashwat-thama.

We ourselves are the disciples of Lord and act as Arjun and we only play the role of unflinching ego and become Bhisama. Unending desires make us Duryoudhana and to fulfil such desires we become undiscriminating intelligence Dhritrashtra.

We are The Mahabharta and we play it daily.

The plot of the story in Mahabharta is that the evil becomes stronger and stronger with the passage of time. Once it reaches the peak good forces come together and destroy the evil. In this story the princes who represented Dharma were subject to many atrocities, many unsuccessful attempts were made to kill them. The crown princess Draupadi was striped at the seat of justice. The ones aligning with good were exiled and after exile they were denied their well-deserved right to the throne. This was the tipping point and the Good fought back against the evil and won, sadly enough the evil Ashwat-thama was cursed to live till eternity.

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Here we are, the evil lives on and thus does the good. Every day when we do something bad to succeed we become the evil, the Kaurvas, a step closer to self-destruction, losing out on the favour of God. Every time we endure something bad and refuse to leave the path of justice we become closer to God.

Beware of the side you choose, Mahabharta is not a text, its ensconced in our minds.

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shreya Sharma
    Apr 21, 2016 @ 17:11:47

    🙂

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  2. Sharat Pathak
    Apr 21, 2016 @ 14:36:15

    Thanx Shreya!! Mahabharat is worth watching and reading many times.

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  3. Shreya Sharma
    Apr 21, 2016 @ 13:55:47

    Great post I must say. We play Maharabharat daily. So true. We represent the both good and evil in our daily lives based upon circumstances.

    Coincidence is that I was just watching a Mahabharata episode and then came across this article!!

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  4. Sharat Pathak
    Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:14:28

    Thanx for appreciation. It keeps me going.

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  5. bhaatdal
    Apr 19, 2016 @ 17:00:25

    Wah what a message .. Wonderful and informative at the same time. I loved the thought that We are deciples of Lord , act of Arjun and evil as Ashwathama . Very very true.

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  6. Sharat Pathak
    Apr 08, 2016 @ 08:56:57

    True

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  7. jncthedc
    Apr 07, 2016 @ 18:31:35

    It doesn’t matter where you live in this world, this story applies to every culture. In my blog site I discuss the term BALANCE as it relates to HEALTH. Balance is a key to living a quality life. Whatever an individual’s “good vs evil” is, confronting it by implementing a “PROCESS” (a plan of action) to follow in life will help guide each of us when seeking a better path in life.
    Wishing you much success and happiness on your journey.

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  8. ssunshine14
    Apr 07, 2016 @ 14:50:02

    Beautifully described..

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  9. Sharat Pathak
    Apr 04, 2016 @ 08:53:27

    very true!! the more you read and learn about it more curious you become.

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  10. Beloo Mehra
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 18:09:31

    Every time we read any part from Mahabharata or reflect upon the actions, choices, decisions made by any of its characters, new insights, new knowledge is revealed. One has to marvel at the vastness of the epic mind of Vyasa and all the later poets and rishis who contributed to this mahakavya, and did it in a way that it remains relevant to our lives and life-choices to this day. And it will, for all times to come.

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  11. Sharmishtha Basu
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 22:18:24

    interesting

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  12. newvideos31
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 09:31:45

    😀

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  13. mzrosie
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 21:07:46

    Interesting read, Sharat.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Regards, Rosie

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Nitin
    Mar 29, 2016 @ 10:41:12

    you’re welcome sharat 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Sharat Pathak
    Mar 29, 2016 @ 08:50:32

    Thanx Nitin.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Nitin
    Mar 28, 2016 @ 19:27:52

    The message was nicely put in this post, Sharat.

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