The Mahabharata: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic Creat Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa R.K. Narayan Viral Ebook Krishna Dvaip yana Vy sa, also known as Vy sa or Veda Vy sa , the one who classified the Vedas into four parts is a central and revered figure in most Hindu traditions He is traditonally regarded as the author of the Mah bh rata, although it is also widely held that he only composed the core of the epic, the Bh rata A significant portion of the epic later was only added in later centuries, which then came to be known as the Mah bh rata The date of composition of this epic is not known It was definitvely part of the traditions in Indian subcontinent at the time Gautam Buddha 500 BCE which would suggest it having been already around for atleast a few centuries It was chiefy put down in the written form only somewhere between 300 BCE to 300 CE.As the name would suggest, Vy sa is believed to have categorised the primordial single Veda into its four canonical collections He is also considered to be the scribe of Pur n s, ancient Hindu texts eulogizing various deities, primarily the divine Trimurti God in Hinduism through divine stories.. Growing from an oral tradition of ballads based on historic events in India, the Mahabharata was passed down and extended through the centuries, becoming the longest poem ever written R K Narayan provides a superb rendition in an abbreviated and elegant retelling of this great epic.. Bestseller Ebook The Mahabharata: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic If any book, other than Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' and Tolstoy's 'Resurrection', has captured the acute human dilemmas and paradoxes, the powerful and unresolvable human conflicts between good versus good, it is this book, 'Mahabharata'. Written such a long time ago, it is a clear proof that the basic human nature has not changed much since, and will probably remain the same way as long as Man exists.The most tormenting part is when the warrior Arjuna is torn between two equally good causes that are equally strong: on one hand, he has to stand up for his land; on the other hand, he wants to refrain from hurting his cousins. Under this unresolvable conflict, which escalates by the day with complication growing, he goes into a deep confusion, and withdraws from his duty; but then, he is put back on his feet with a severe tongue lashing from Krishna. I could immediately relate to this warrior, because in my job, I am often caught between clashing causes that are equally strong and equally valid. Then I am totally lost, until someone pinches me with a hard logic. I learnt a lot from this book, but the key wisdom I retained from this book: we are just the means, and not the end. When I see from that perspective, life feels so much free of burdens, so much more expansive.Again, a great storytelling, with powerful actions, in high tension, coupled with breathtaking wisdom and insight into human nature.
Mahabharata Definition, Story, History, Facts Britannica Mahabharata, Sanskrit Great Epic of the Bharata Dynasty one of the two Sanskrit epic poems of ancient India the other being the Ramayana The Mahabharata is an important source of information on the development of Hinduism between bce and ce and is regarded by Hindus as both a text about dharma Hindu moral law and a history itihasa, literally that s what happened. Mahabharata The Mahabharata A Shortened Modern Prose The Mahabharata tells a story of such violence and tragedy that many people in India refuse to keep the full text in their homes, fearing that if they do, they will invite a disastrous fate upon their house Covering everything from creation to destruction, this ancient poem remains an indelible part of Hindu culture and a landmark in ancient literature. Mahabharata Ancient History Encyclopedia The Mahabharata A Guide For The NoFap Warrior by The World s Oldest Epic, says, It is through NoFap of the kind described here that the celestials attained to their divinity, and sages, highly blessed and of great wisdom, have obtained the reg The Mahabharata A Modern Rendering, Vol Menon, Ramesh Jul , The Mahabharata is the recent of India s two great epics, and by far the longer First composed by the Maharishi Vyasa in verse, it has come down the centuries in the timeless oral tradition of guru and sishya, profoundly influencing the history, culture, and art of not only the Indian subcontinent but most of south east Asia. The Mahabharata A Modern Rendering Volumes by Ramesh The Mahabharata is an epic from ancient times which is a narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kaurava and the Pandava princes, the Mahabharata contains philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four goals of life or purusharthas Source .