Reflections

The Mahabharata; An Inquiry in the Human Condition

Chaturvedi Badrinath

The concerns of the Mahabharata are the concerns of everyday life. In its inquiry into the human conditions it raises those very questions the answers to which we all seek in the diverse circumstances of our lives.

The Mahabharata demonstrates that each human attribute has its own place and value, but that each can be meaningful only in its relation with the rest.

The Mahabharata shows that human life is lived, not so much on the basis of thoughts and ideas, but on the basis of feelings. It shows that feeling is not of less importance because it is something subjective. The quality of one’s life depends on the quality of feelings one has toward’s one’s self and towards the other.