5 Life Lessons to Learn from the Mahabharata

5 Life Lessons to Learn from the Mahabharata

Rupal Ghiya

Mahabharata is a rich source of life, wisdom, and leadership skills. It is one of the most important, longest, most ancient of Hindu epics. The Kurukshetra conflict (the 18-day epic war) between the Pandavas and their cousins, the Kauravas, for control of Indraprastha and Hastinapur lies at the heart of this epic. It's also where the famed Bhagavad Gita originated.

Despite the fact that the Mahabharata was written thousands of years ago, the teachings it imparts are still valid and globally applicable today and will most likely remain so for many years and generations to come.

The Mahabharata is one of Hindu mythology's most epic stories. We've all heard about it, seen it, and enjoyed it at some point in our lives. It's a narrative about justice, right and wrong, and how important relationships are in one's life. It's also a story about how horrible things can get when we lose control of our minds.

Mahabharata contains a wealth of teachings and life lessons that are still relevant today. So, let's look at some of these life lessons that we may apply to become a better version of ourselves.

1. The effects of both good and bad company

Shakuni Mama influenced the Kauravas, an influence that led to hatred and war, an influence that made them who they weren't. On the other hand, the Pandavas enjoyed Krishna's rightful influence, which steered them toward triumph. As a result, if we want to succeed, we must choose the correct influence in our lives.

2. You can be ethically correct, but you will fail if you back the wrong thing

Karna was one of the strongest fighters in the Mahabharata, but he chose the wrong side and had to suffer as a consequence, despite the fact that he fought most valiantly. We should learn that no matter how talented we are, if we don’t stand by what’s right, we will fail.

3. Chakravyuh's lessons

In Arjun's absence, Abhimanyu, Arjun's son, displayed great courage and power by entering the Chakravyuh built by the Kauravas. It taught us that no matter how bad things are, we have to get up and face them. But, as we all know, Abhimanyu did not make it, and that is yet another life lesson. If we are not completely prepared for something, we should not do it.

4. Maintain a single-minded commitment to your goal at all times

Arjuna had to hit the fish's eye to win the legendary Swayamvar, and he was the only one to accomplish it. He was the only one because he couldn't see anything else in the backdrop or to the side except the fish's eye. That is what teaches us the value of being completely focused on our goal.

5. If the people you care about are wrong, you may have to fight with them
Arjuna had to fight the people he adored, loved, and respected the most because it was the proper thing to do. They were in the wrong place at the wrong time. It teaches us that sometimes, in order to do the right thing, we must go against our friends and family, even if it means permanently losing them.