A companion article to “The Bhagavad Gita and the Path to Justice” appearing on Dandavats on June 25.(http://www.dandavats.com/?p=86759)
Mahabharata works on many levels. It is itihasa – history, that which occurred. It’s also good literature with wonderful stories. Mahabharata is also a book of knowledge, classified as the fifth Veda. Mahabharata is specifically meant to help us understand and appreciate the nuanced meanings and principles of dharma.
Dharma impacts us in many ways: through our