The Mahabharata: An Inquiry in the Human Condition ePUB

The Mahabharata: An Inquiry in the Human Condition ePUB



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  1. Jan van Leent Jan van Leent says:

    The author states that although it is full of cheating, aggression and violence the Mahabharata is in principle a book on peace similar like the Old Testament of the Bible.According to the author the Mahabharata had marked a radical shift by moving the mind in daily life from Atman to Dharma or world order and duty In the Mahabharata, the attention shifted from the One Self to the other self in relation to the One Self, wherein nothing can be understood independent of the rest The Self The author states that although it is full of cheating, aggression and violence the Mahabharata is in principle a book on peace similar like the Old Testament of the Bible.According to the author the Mahabharata had marked a radical shift by moving the mind in daily life from Atman to Dharma or world order and duty In the Mahabharata, the attention shifted from the One Self to the other self in relation to the One Self, wherein nothing can be understood independent of the rest The Self is a being in relationship with itself and at the same time the Self is itself a being in respect to the other and herewith One s one s own life is connected to the life of the other.One example The battlefield described in the Bhagavad Gita between the world order and duty Dharmakshetra 4 and human action Kurukshetra shows countless horrors One of these horrors on the battlefield is the death of the beautiful son of Arjuna The oldest brother of Arjuna and crown pretender of the five Pandavah brothers is inconsolable After this loss, he oversees the battlefield with the many fallen and he says This is worth no victory in this war, no kingdom, no heaven and no immortality He asks Vyasa the narrator of the Mahabharata Family, teachers and loved ones are lying broken on the Earth with death as their identity Why are they now known as death Who dies here What causes death And why does death claim the living Hereafter Vyasa tells the story about the origin of Death Mrtyu in the form of a woman by Brahman Mrtyu asks him Why am I created Brahman tells her that she is created to relieve the earth fromthe intolerable burden of the ever growing population of living beings Mrtyu begins to cry uncontrollably Brahman takes her tears in his hands, but some fall on the Earth From these tears, the diseases are created whereby the bodies of living beings will die Mrtyu demands an explanation from Brahman Why did you create me in this form of a woman Why am I knowingly engaged in the misery and cruelty of devouring of living beings By taking away the lives of children, parents, loved ones and friends, their relatives will mourn on the loss and I will be the object of their hatred and fear But I will fear the tears of sorrow the most No, I will not be able to extinguish life save me from this fatal existence Brahman explains her There is dead and there is no death at the same time All living things cause their own death by sticking to their own delusions in sins and in happiness In Truth, there is no death The tears of Death are the tears of our sorrow that cause death and destruction everywhere around us Just as easily we can create, enrich and preserve a True life for ourselves and for others After this explanation Mrtyu death asks bewildered Why don t you learn to live A striking question in our mortal life.Recommended


  2. A Man Called Ove A Man Called Ove says:

    Mahabharata Dramatis personae The Self and the Other Thus begins this philosophical digest of the Mahabharata in 18 chapters covering aspects of human life both personal and public, mostly temporal as Mahabharata was meant to be Full of verses from the Mahabharata and some from Upanishads, along with the author s commentary.It took me 8 months to read this book bcoz no ebook was available checked a no of times in this period And a 600 page A4 sized book on philosophy is not easy to g Mahabharata Dramatis personae The Self and the Other Thus begins this philosophical digest of the Mahabharata in 18 chapters covering aspects of human life both personal and public, mostly temporal as Mahabharata was meant to be Full of verses from the Mahabharata and some from Upanishads, along with the author s commentary.It took me 8 months to read this book bcoz no ebook was available checked a no of times in this period And a 600 page A4 sized book on philosophy is not easy to get into with a tired mind in d evening.I think I will be re reading this one again in d future


  3. Aakar Aakar says:

    Leave dharma, leave a dharma leave both truth and untruth After leaving both truth and untruth, leave that which enabled you to leave them Then take one last step leave the notion that you have left anything at all This one para summarises the powerful message of this book Must read for all Mahabharata enthusiasts A magnificent interpretation of a great Indian epic that can put the best self help authors and philosophers to shame.


  4. Ajit Dharmik Ajit Dharmik says:

    Am learning how to incorporate the teachings of Mahabharat into routine life


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The Mahabharata: An Inquiry in the Human Condition [EPUB] ✴ The Mahabharata: An Inquiry in the Human Condition By Chaturvedi Badrinath – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk This book is a scholarly treatise on the subject of Indian philosophy and is also written by one of its foremost and most well known proponents Chaturvedi Badrinath shows that the Mahabharata is the m This book An Inquiry Epub Ú is a scholarly treatise on the subject of Indian philosophy and is also written by one of its foremost and most well known proponents Chaturvedi Badrinath shows that the Mahabharata is the most systematic inquiry into the human condition Badrinath shows that the concerns of the Mahabharata are the concerns of everyday life of dharma, artha, kama and moksha This book dispels several false claims about what is today known as Hinduism to show us how individual liberty and knowledge, freedom, equality, and the celebration of love, friendship and relationships are The Mahabharata: Kindle - integral to the philosophy of the Mahabharata, because they are integral to human life What sets this book apart from others is that Badrinath has used thanSanskrit shlokas, which he has translated himself to illustrate his arguments Secondly, his approach to Hindu philosophy is one based in humanism, rather than in divisive politics About the Author Chaturvedi Badrinath is a philosopher and was a member of the Indian Administrative Service betweenandBadrinath has been Homi Bhabha Fellow and Visiting Professor at Heidelberg University, where he gave a series of seminars on dharma and its application Mahabharata: An Inquiry Epub Ý to our times His other books include Dharma, India and the World Order Twenty one EssaysIntroduction to the KamasutraFinding Jesus in Dharma Christianity in Indiaand Swami Vivekananda The Living Vedanta.