Lessons Teenagers Can Learn From The Epic Mahabharata

| Updated: June 8, 2022 5:03 pm

Mahabharata, an epic full of lessons, depicts the war that bridges the gap between quality and quantity. It is not the battle between Kauravas and Pandavas but a war between Dharma and Adharma. Thus, here are the top three lessons we can learn from Mahabharata.

Importance Of Karma

Mahabharat is linked Bhagvat Gita. The Gita had no complexities as it included great lessons to perceive and learn from every shloka. The Gita talks about Karma Yoga to achieve supreme knowledge. The most famous shlokas of Gita says,

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन। मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा तेसङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि॥

Here, Lord Krishna suggests to Arjuna that the result is not in our hands but our karma or our duty. Focusing on it will lead to disappointment in failures and an up-scaling ego in success. But focusing on our responsibilities will work in our favor. Thus, religiously doing our karma will always be fruitful.

Proving And Improving

Many great warriors, including the world’s best archers, Arjuna and Karna, were also present on the battlefield. Karna always wanted to prove his greatness. But, Arjuna wanted to improve his own game and wanted to excel. Karna always wanted to race and compete to prove his superiority. However, he failed miserably and felt agony.

It teaches us that improvement keeps us away from enviousness. The difference in the mentalities of Karna and Arjuna decided the winner and the loser.

Fighting For Your Rights

Another crucial lesson the Mahabharat teaches us is to fight for our rights. Pandavas returned to the battle of Kurukshetra after a failure at the game of dice and thirteen years of exile. However, they did not want to hurt their kinship. Moreover, the Kauravas could easily overpower them with Karna, Bhisma, and Dronacharya. But, with determination and Krishna’s guidance, they gained their rights back.

The most vital lessons from Mahabharat can unearth many secrets for growing teenagers as the book answers all the modern-day problems.

Mithilesh Khandwala is a class 6 student at the Anand Niketan School, Satellite Area, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

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  1. Veena kaul

    The concept of Mahabarata and Bhagvat Gita is well perceived and interpreted by this young little champion. Stay blessed dear Mithelesh.

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