5 life lessons Mahabharat taught us

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Centuries later, Mahabharata still teaches us life lessons.


Mahabharat is one of the most epic tales of Hindu mythology. The epic narrative of Mahabharata was written ages ago. Yet this legendary tale continues to find prominence in every form of art and continues to overwhelm us even today. It is a story about justice, a story about what’s right and what’s wrong, and a story that shows the importance of relations in one’s life and how bad things can get when we lose control of our mind. The tale of Mahabharata has teachings and life lessons which are very prevalent in today’s world.

Here are the 5 life lessons that Mahabharata has taught us:

1. The influence of good and bad company

Kauravas had the influence of Shakuni Mama on them, an influence which led them to hatred and war, an influence which made them who they weren’t. Whereas Pandavas had with them the right influence of Krishna, the influence that guided them to victory. Thus, it is very important to choose the right influence in life.

2. Lessons from Chakravyuh

Abhimanyu, Arjun son’s showed great courage and strength when he entered the Chakravyuh created by Kauravas in Arjun’s absence. It taught us that no matter how worse the adversities are, we should stand up and face them. But we all know, Abhimanyu couldn’t make it through and that’s another life lesson right there.

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3. Greed consumes everything

Gambling was one of the major reasons behind the happening of Mahabharata. It was in the rush of gambling that Pandavas ended up placing their wife for the bet. They suffered the consequences for the same later. Greed consumes everything.

4. Always have single-minded devotion to your goal

The famous Swayamvar where Arjuna had to hit the fish’s eye to win and was the only one to do that. He was the only one because he saw nothing else, nothing in the background, nothing at the side but the fish’s eye.

5. Sometimes you have to fight with the people you love, if they are wrong

Arjuna had to fight with the people he admired, loved and respected the most. He had to do so because that was the right. They were on the wrong si1  des of things. It teaches us that sometimes to do the right things, we have to go against our friends and family, even if that means losing them forever.

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