Does Mahabharata promote fight??
People argue, that keeping Mahabharat at homes promotes fight.
Moreover, In our sessions, we are often been asked that while in our Santana Dharma, Ahimsa (non-violence) is called 'Parmo Dharma' (ultimate duty). Then Why is it so that the spirit of violence is encouraged in the revered epic of Mahabharata. ??
Before analysing whether Keeping Mahabharata at house promotes fight. let's analyse whether Mahabharata really promotes fighting or not.
As we all know that on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, Arjuna was overwhelmed by seeing his own family members, friends, and gurus on the other side and was thus refusing to fight but the supreme lord Krishna reprimanded him, reminded him of his duty and thus prepared him to fight.
To raise voice against the Wrongs is Right.
To understand this we first need to understand that to fight for what is right is always right. As a matter of principle, we may not want unnecessary fights. Fights cause lifelong injuries, sufferings, death, and whatnot. One must try to avoid it in all cases but when there is injustice, to allow that injustice to remain unchallenged may result even in greater problems and sufferings. Hence it must be fought without any second thought.
Krishna did not encourage fight, but duty.
Another factor that should be taken into consideration is the fact that Arjuna's constitutional position in the Mahabharata was that of a warrior and as a warrior, his occupational duty was to fight for what is right and the same is instructed by the Lord to Arjuna. That is why Mahabharata is often described as 'Dharamyuddha'.
Mahabharata trains a leader.
What if our leaders are always filling their pockets on the cost of citizens ? Everyone will be harrassed.
Worst still, the leaders allow their family members to enjoy on the money obtained from citizens in the forms of taxes, untolerable right ?
Mahabharat stands in this point.
Mahabharata in no way promotes unnecessary fights rather it inspires one to stand by his Dharma (duty) to be a leader, even if it meant going against one's own family when they are wrong.
In Mahabhrata the Kauravas and the elders who supported evil wills of Kauravas are wrong, and under such corrupt leaders citizens will suffer continuously, hence it is right for correct leader like Pandavas to protect their citizens.
Impurities can not appear in presence of Supreme pure
Bhagavad Gita which originally appears as an episode in the Mahabharata is also known as Gītopaniṣad. In this age of Kali when it is not possible for the people to read all Vedic scriptures, it is said ekaṁ śāstraṁ devakī-putra-gītam: let there be one scripture only, one common scripture for the whole world – Bhagavad-Gītā.
Bhagavad Gita teaches us the core principles that one must learn to realize one's true self.
We must read Mahabharata and imbibe its teaching to make our lives better. Bhagavad Gita goes on to further conclude in Sloka 78 of chapter 18:
" यत्र योगेश्वर: कृष्णो यत्र पार्थो धनुर्धर: ।
तत्र श्रीर्विजयो भूतिर्ध्रुवा नीतिर्मतिर्मम ॥ "
"Wherever there is Kṛṣṇa, the master of all mystics, and wherever there is Arjuna, the supreme archer, there will also certainly be opulence, victory, extraordinary power, and morality. That is my opinion."
So here it is conclude where there is Krishna, and Arjuna there is victory, there is success, so if we keep Mahabharat who has both of them present inside it, we will get success, and good relationships and there is no fear of fights!
Now some of you might be having the same doubts about Bhagavad Gita too but worry not as we have already answered your question here in this blog ..........