Aim Objective Mahabharata

Query: Aim objective Mahabarata... What is the aim objective of Mahabarata?

Vijay Kumar:
Before we indulge on the subject of Mahabharata... the aim and objective of Mahabharata... we need to understand the crux of the cosmic system!

At any given moment of time... every human being travels two paths! One the path of Ramayana... and the other the path of Bhagavad Gita... the path of spirituality... the path of wisdom given to mankind by Lord Krishna in Mahabharata! And what differentiates between the two?

The path of Ramayana is primarily following the path of religion and the path of Bhagavad Gita is following the path of jnana yoga... the path of spirituality. Both religion and spirituality have diverse ways. The path of religion is necessitated for living the physical manifest life of 70 to 80 years in the best possible manner. maryada Purushottam Rama... the highest a human being reaches in physical manifest life is the stage of maryada Purushottam Rama.

To dwell in the world of real self... the inner self... our soul atman within... one needs diving deep into the bottomless pit of wisdom contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. Only by following the doctrine of Bhagavad Gita given to mankind by Lord Krishna in the battle of Mahabharata... can a human being reach the stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha).

By no means traveling the religious path... the path of religion... the path of Ramayana... one gains enlightenment or salvation! In the physical manifest life... the highest stage one can achieve is the status of... maryada Purushottam Rama! The status of maryada Purushottam Rama in Hinduism is the epitome of physical manifest life.

During the battle of Mahabharata... when Pandava king Arjuna refused to fight the enemy who were none other than his own relatives, friends and the clan... Lord Krishna... an Avatar of his era (god manifest in human form) advised him not to behave like a coward! Lord Krishna admonished Arjuna for fighting the war for the sake of his country... his countrymen!

Lord Krishna exhorted king Arjuna that before being a human being... he was the king in whom his countrymen had bestowed their faith! Under no circumstances was he to betray their trust!

The doctrine of Bhagavad Gita was imparted by Lord Krishna to king Arjuna in the battle field of Mahabharata. The essence of teachings of Bhagavad Gita is... the human form... the human body is simply a manifestation by the soul atman within to work out its karma... remove the dross impurities within!

It is the doctrine of Bhagavad Gita that makes clear the relationship between the outer garb and the spirit... soul atman within! The doctrine of Bhagavad Gita makes clear... it is our soul atman that is the master and controller of the body and not vice versa. It is not within the capability of the body to manifest a soul atman.

Lord Krishna advised Arjuna... it is not Arjuna... a human form who is fighting the war! Lord Krishna advised Arjuna he being the head of the state... the king needs to protect his citizens and perform his duty by fighting the enemy.

Lord Krishna advised Arjuna... it is not the body... the human form that is fighting. In the fight nothing is getting killed. It is a war of Dharma (righteousness). Adharma (lawlessness) needs to be nipped in the bud. Dharma must prevail at all costs. Lord Krishna advised that the human form is meant to perform the tasks Nishakama karma way of life!

By Nishakama karma we mean... doing our karma in a manner that we never entangle self with the fruits of karma... For the fruits of karma always belong to the master... the soul atman within! Whatever karma is performed by king Arjuna... the fruits of the same always belong to the soul atman within... in the circumstances where is the question of repenting on the death of loved ones?

As the crux of life became evident to king Arjuna... he prepared himself for the fight. It was not he... king Arjuna who would be killing one! He was merely supposed to do his karma which in the present meant fighting the enemy! Lord Krishna exclaimed... whomever you think are your brothers, cousins, uncles in the present fight... may have manifested a different relationship in previous birth... who is now your uncle may have been your son in the past! Why worry?

In a nutshell... it was in the battle field of Mahabharata... the doctrine of Bhagavad Gita was delivered by Lord Krishna to Pandava king Arjuna. The Sacred teachings of Bhagavad Gita form the core of life on Mother Earth. If Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed gained enlightenment in their lifetime... all owed its existence to the wisdom contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism.

Whence came Lord Krishna about 3600 years from now... about thousand years later followed him Mahavira... the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism (preceptor)! About 77 years later followed him Gautama Buddha. About 423 years later came Jesus Christ and finally Prophet Mohammed. Lord Krishna came first in the line!

Bhagavad Gita existed about thousand years earlier to Mahavira. The teachings of Bhagavad Gita... the doctrine... the wisdom imparted by Lord Krishna in Mahabharata contains everything worth knowable in the cosmic system... from A-Z! The knower of Bhagavad Gita finally becomes the knower of all... gains omniscience!

It is through the battle of Mahabharata... the cosmic Wisdom contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism came into being! It is not the battle of Mahabharata that carries any meaning... it is the essence of the teachings of Lord Krishna... it is Lord Krishna advising king Arjuna to fight adharma (lawlessness) and uphold Dharma (righteousness) for the sake of mankind. And this could be achieved by following ones karma the Nishakama karma way of life!

Of all the Sacred Scriptures available on Mother Earth... the wisdom contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism is without a parallel. The teachings of Bhagavad Gita advise one to travel the path of spirituality and gain enlightenment and salvation at the earliest. Who knows what we shall be in the next manifestation... why not travel the spiritual path now!

Mahabharata is always remembered for the teachings of Bhagavad Gita imparted by Lord Krishna. What is a soul atman... its relationship with the human form... the body... the relationship amongst human beings, animal life, plant life and insect life... all is made clear in the Bhagavad Gita.

Right from the stage of big bang when God Almighty explodes self... until the stage of dissolution of the Cosmos... all is explained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... the message delivered to mankind by Lord Krishna in Mahabharata!

It is Bhagavad Gita that explains to us... the path of spirituality... the path of gaining enlightenment and salvation is to be traveled by every individual all alone. With none to guide... it is the teachings of Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism that comes to our rescue. For living the physical manifest life in the best possible manner the guidance provided in the Sacred Ramayana of Hinduism suffices.

For traveling the inner journey of 1.1 million manifestations in the human form by the soul atman within... one needs devouring everything contained in the Bhagavad Gita. Reaching the 8.4 millionth manifestation... the last in the cosmic life cycle is the end goal of every soul atman. The moment human beings gained enlightenment... all is over for the soul atman within!

The liberated soul atman in the 8.4 millionth manifestation after attaining salvation moksha by human beings enters the abode of God... the kingdom of God (aka Vaikunth in Hinduism). The kingdom of God is a point of no return. The purified soul atman having regained its original pure pristine form need not manifest a body again.

Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... One who realized self in his life time! Send your query!

A to Z of Aim Objective Mahabharata explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on mahabharata can be found at The Bhagavad Gita  ... Vijay Kumar - 15th June 2008.

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