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Quotes on the Mahabharata

A collection of quotes on Mahabharata

The Mahabharata, which covers the widest canvas of life, offers rich dividends in terms of guidance on worldly life and the intercession of divine grace in the case of those who do not swerve from Dharma. The epic takes devotees through an illuminating journey and finely distinguishes the laws of virtue through the characters who are caught in the dilemma of treading the fine line between right and wrong. In doing so, this great epic serves as an operating manual for one's life. Every verse of the epic is instructive and just as how one cannot plumb the ocean's depths, so too can none quantify the extent of benefit to be derived by devotees.

A man's undoing in this world is his attachment to all that is material, transitory and perishable. Even the most learned fail to be guided by the principle that nothing accompanies him from this world except his deeds, on the day of reckoning. The Virata chapter in the Mahabharata drives home the point that God takes care of the virtuous like a mother would her child. Hounded by their enemies at the fag end of their exile, the Pandavas, despite grave temptations refused to swerve from the avowed path of Dharma.

The trials and tribulations faced by them notwithstanding, the abounding grace of the Lord saved them. The brothers were protected just as an unborn child would be in the womb of its mother. Man's schemes and machinations come to nought in the kingdom of the Lord where virtue endures.

Sri Vidya Vachaspathi

"The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination." - Elizabeth Hardwick

"In the Mahabharata, you can find almost every situation that you might encounter in life." - A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

"The essence of the Mahabharata is the story of conflict between two sets of cousins, the Kauravas and Pandavas, which culminates in a great battle." - Devdutt Pattanaik

"The Mahabharata is not just a story; it's a source of wisdom that has guided people for millennia." - Unknown

"The Mahabharata teaches us that sometimes the greatest battles are fought within ourselves." - Unknown

"In the Mahabharata, one finds the complexities of human relationships, the struggles of righteousness against evil, and the dilemmas of life laid bare." - Kamlesh Kapur

"The Mahabharata is not merely a book, but a living tradition that continues to influence generations." - Unknown

"The Mahabharata teaches us that victory and defeat are not determined by the outcome of battles, but by the righteousness of one's actions." - Unknown

"Within the Mahabharata lies the eternal conflict between duty and desire, righteousness and ambition." - Unknown

"The Mahabharata is a mirror reflecting the complexities of human nature and the eternal struggle between good and evil." - Unknown

"Through the characters and events of the Mahabharata, one learns the timeless lessons of love, loyalty, and sacrifice." - Unknown

"The Mahabharata is not just a story of war; it's a story of love, betrayal, redemption, and forgiveness." - Unknown

"The Mahabharata is a treasure trove of wisdom, offering insights into every aspect of life." - Unknown

"The Mahabharata reminds us that even in the darkest of times, there is always hope for redemption." - Unknown

"The Mahabharata is not just a epic; it's a guidebook for navigating the complexities of life." - Unknown