Characters of MahaBharata

One of Mahabharata’s key lessons is to accept people as they are and not be judgmental about people.

Everyone has some flaws, even the greatest people have some negative aspects to their lives.  At some time or another, all of us are put in to a situation where we do something we might regret later.  Life is like that.  What Mahabharata teaches us is that we can’t judge people, not even ourselves, because of what we did at a pinch.  Emergencies make us do things we never thought we were capable of – in good as well as bad ways.

Don’t judge. 
Accept people as they are. 
Assume positive intent and be as forgiving and understanding of others as you would want them to be of you.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Deciphering the Mahabharata, Long Story Short is on Kindle

Vyasa's sons and descendents

Women of Mahabharata were no wall flowers !

Unusual births of most characters in the Mahabharata

Inspirational queen Kunti !

Bhishma - Pitamaha's karmic reasons for remaining unmarried

Drupadi the sati who suffered so much !

Bhishma - the grandsire of War !!

Draupadi's eternal question - who can I turn to for help ?

Bhishma - bonds of "karma" that bind the grand-sire

Yudhisthir - it wasn't easy being the eldest son of Pandu !

Who killed Bhishma Pitamaha?

Yudhisthir - even the great have their flaws

Karna, one of the most interesting characters of Mahabharat

Yudhisthir "the Just"  Becomes Yudhisthir the "Compassionate"

Krushna and Karna's conversation - success or failure ?

Wasted potential called Karna! Krushna, a very special, evolved soul

Why did Karna fail ?

Pancha-Kanyas - 5 greatest women of Indian Itihas

Who is responsible for Karna's tragic life ? Kunti, Pandavas, Draupadi, elders, or society?

Gandhari, the truly blind mother of Kauravas

Is Kunti responsible for Karna's misery ?

ગાંધારી was her tapa good or bad ? (article in Guj)

Karna's view of the Pandavas

Gandhari - great or misguided queen of the Kurus?

Dan-Veer Karna! But which of his danas' is the greatest?

Eklavya - wrong or wronged ?

Why was Karna's opinion on women always so negative?

Reasons for antagonism between Eklavya and Arjun

Duryodhan the cancer that almost killed the entire Kuru clan !!


Relationship between Balarama and Duryodhan


Would Duryodhan have made a good king?


Please note, these are my analysis of some of the great characters of Mahabharata.  It may or may not agree with your views.  I simply urge you to consider the modern analysis of ancient characters.


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