is the great Indian epic story of two groups of paternal first cousins the five lads of thelate king Pandu (the five Pandavas) and the one hundred lads of blindKing Dhritarashtra (the 100 hundred Dhartarashtras)who turn out tobe hostile adversaries, and opposed each other in warfare forownership of the inherited Bharata kingdom. What is theatricallyfascinating within this antagonism is the great number of discreteagendas the many characters follow, and the copious individualskirmishes, moral enigmas, subplots, and plan turns that stretch thestory to an amazingly commanding development.Theperspective in reflects a lot of apprehensions, lessons, struggles and human conductas evidenced in our daily life (Cherniak, 2009)
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Shakunidestroyedall that the Kauravas possessed, and he swayed them to be negative.If it was not for him, the war would not have happened atall. Duryodhana’s acrimony and abhorrence originate when hewas a youngster, and he endlessly pursued and desired death upon thePandavas. His animosity is nurtured by his slippery uncle,Shakuni.An impression of Shakuni’s personality can be collectedfrom his instruction to Duryodhana. “Duryodhana, God gave talkingto man not to direct himself, but to hide what is in his mind“.Duryodhana performs many schemes to secretly kill the Pandavas(Cherniak, 2009)
You needto contest for what you think belongs to you
is ultimately about the Kurukshetra war. This is the lesson forbraves. The Pandavas consistently fought and never stopped strugglingfor what duly belonged to them. Their bravery and willpower isabsolutely something to appreciate and learn from. Duryodhana was notprepared to give the land The Pandavas fought to grab what reallybelongs to them. teaches us to contest for our rights. Ifwe do not courageously fight, we will get nothing.(Cherniak, 2009)
Occasionally,foes come in the form of friends.
Eventhough the Kauravas were many in total, their followers were notactually in support of them. Bheeshma, Vidura and Drona secretivelyappreciated the Pandavas. Particularly Vidura, who was the crucialguide in all the Kauravas organized. What we do without concentrationends up in absolute disaster. That was what transpired in Kurukshetrawar. Bhsihma, Drona and Kripa did not want to contest Pandava butthey did it because of the traditions. At last, Kaurava wasunsuccessful(Cherniak, 2009)
ContinuousLearning is essential Arjungrasped the opportunities that came his way. He learnt the best ofmilitary skill from Drona and celestial arms from Indra. He alsotrained about Pashupatastra from Mahadev and highly regardedYudhishter and Krishna as his advisors and constantly learned allthey had to offer. You cannotbe stopped if you are passionate about what you do
Arjunwas a great archer in the world but Eklavya was better than him. Heconcealed himself behind the vegetation and learnt ever all thatDrona trained Arjun. His desire for archery and hunger for knowledgemade him perfect his skills better than Arjun at archery.
Humanconflict and warfare is detrimental to co-existence
LordKrishna, the avatar of Lord Vishnu, applied unfair scams to win thebattle. His deceits and tricks did triumph the war in favor of thePandavas, but they lost too much in the bargain. Hastinapur was aland of weeping widows and orphaned children. The Pandavas were leftwith no children.
Donot gamble Gambling is the game of devastation. It steals all fromthe actors. Duryodhana desired the entire empire under his rule. Butit was the Pandava’s right to acquire their land. Sakuni,Duryodhana’s uncle called Yudhishitir to gamble. He had an unusualcraze in gambling. He was beaten in every game. Duryodhana chasedthem to the forest in exile for about 13 years. If Yudhishtir had notbetted, the situation would have been different(Cherniak, 2009)
Goodstrategy gives success.
Pandavashad Krishna and his master plan that enabled them to conquer the war.Always have a strategic plan.(Cherniak, 2009)
Cherniak,A. (2009). .New York: New York University Press.