Similarities Between Bhagavad Gita And The Mahabharata

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The Two Great Indian Epics
The Indian mythology consists of two great ancient epics The Mahabharata and The Ramayana. The Mahabharata was authored by Veda Vyasa known so as he had also compiled the four Vedas. Ramayana was authored by Valmiki. Both epics revolve around the concept of dharma and in both epics the protagonist is an avatar of Vishnu.

Bhagavad Gita: What Krishna told Arjuna
Bhagavad Gita is one of the most important texts in Hinduism as in it, god speaks directly to man. Bhagavad Gita is said to have captured the importance of the Vedas. Gita is considered to be dated around 200 CE. The day Bhagavad Gita is narrated is celebrated as Ekadashi.
When the armies of Kauravas and Pandavas stood facing each other at the battleground in Kurukshetra, suddenly a chariot drew away from the side of Pandavas. To everyone’s surprise it was Arjuna. Arjuna looked at both the armies and broke down. He said ‘killing brothers, uncles and nephews over a piece of land cannot be dharma’ and lowered his bow. At this Krishna said to Arjuna ‘it is your duty as a Kshatriya, don’t be a weakling’, Arjuna moaned ‘I cannot’. Krishna tried to reason with him ‘they abused your wife, took away your kingdom, and humiliated your family, fight for justice!’. Arjuna replied ‘I see no sense in killing brothers, uncles and friends for …show more content…

What you consider pain and pleasure is according to your own measuring scale. What Duryodhana considers comforting is according to his own measuring scale. The world that you perceive according to your measuring scale is a mere delusion (maya). Only the enlightened know the truth of the world, while the rest construct a delusion that pleases their own ego. Therefore the enlightened are at peace while the rest are in a constant search for peace. Arjuna if you were enlightened, you could be in battle but still at peace. You could kill without anger, without

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