‘Follow teachings of Mahabharata to protect nation’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Aug 2017 09:48:06


Staff Reporter,

Mahabharata is a blue print of entire human life on the earth. This is not just an epic but an encyclopedia of eternal values, morals and ethics to enrich humanity, said scholar of Saint literature, Pramod Dorle on Friday.

Dorle was delivering a lecture on ‘Mahabharat Te Bharat’ as a part of late Maha Mahopadhyay Balshashtri Hardas Memorial lecture series 2017 organised by Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal and sponsored by late Veenatai Hardas at Shri Golkar Guruji Hall, Pandit Bachchraj Vyas School, Rajabaksha.

Stating that Indian civilization as one of the ancient civilizations in the world, Dorle mentioned, many civilizations, cultures and religions were perished because their foundation was week. Indian civilization is not perished because it is based on strong foundation of eternal values and principles.

Mahabharat is based on the ancient historical account named ‘Jaya’. Initially, there were 1,000 shlokas in Jaya and expanded in the form of Mahabharata a compilation of one lakh shloka. In present situation, when the degradation of morals, values, principles is seen; each and every character in Mahabharata tells human being how to lead life in society. Right from Vyadh (a meat seller) to Shantanu and his successors, Mahabharata has portrayed character of each person in society. Mahabharata could be considered as an authentic documentation of eternal principles of life, he added.

Dorle explained some principles of life mentioned in Mahabharata. The first principle ‘Raja Kalasya Karanam’ means King is the cause of the time, therefore Indian culture says that noble person should handle the power. The country witnessed after independence how the incompetitient rulers had mess-up the entire nation. Entire Bharatvarsha during Mahabharata witnessed Partition of Hastinapura, the same pains of Partition have been faced by Indians after independence, he said.

Quoting the second principle in Mahabharata as : ‘Shastren Rakshite Rashtre| Shashtra Chinta Pravartate’, Dorle said, only weapons could protect the nation not mere dialogues. Unfortunately, the first prime minister of country was busy in sending white doves as symbol of peace and mentioning China as brother of India. The same brother had attacked in 1962. Mahabharata has been considered as a treasure of weapons and missiles and the rulers have not recognised the power of weapons to protect nation, he added.

Dorle also explained the hymn from Karnaparva as: “Dharanat dharmam ityahu dharmo dharayate praajah Yah svadharansamyuktah sa Dharma iti nischayah.” He criticized, the political leaders in country for spreading wrong messages about Dharma in the name of secularism.
Sanjay Shirpurkar, President of Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal welcomed Dorle. Prf Sudhakar Ranade and Adv Upendra Joshi also shared dais.