A Lesson from Mohabharat

A Lesson from Mohabharat

While the Mahabharat Battle of Kurushetra was at its peak, Arjuna and Karna were fighting each other! It was a battle to witness! A flurry of arrows were being exchanged, and even the Gods were witnessing this epic battle between the two great warriors!

Arjuna would shoot his arrows impeccably! And every time the impact of these blows was so massive, that Karna’s chariot would be pushed back 25-30 feet! People who witnessed this were amazed by the skills of Arjuna!

Karna was no less! When he shot his arrows, Arjuna’s chariot would also shake and be pushed back 3-4 feet!

More than everyone, Shree Krishna would applaud Karna every time his arrow hit Arjuna’s chariot. But not once did He applaud Arjuna’s skills !

At the end of the day, Arjuna asked Shree Krishna: “Oh Lord, I have shot so heavy blows at Karna’s chariot, that it was being displaced like a feather in the wind, but not once did you appreciate me. Rather, you would appreciate his skills, despite his arrows just displacing my chariot a little!

Shree Krishna smiled and replied “Oh, Arjuna, remember, your chariot is protected by Hanuman, at the top on your flag, Me as your charioteer in front and by Sheshnag at its wheels! Yet the whole chariot would still sway and was pushed back whenever the valiant Karna hit us with his arrows!”

“But Karna’s chariot is not protected by any such force! He is on his own, yet he fights so valiantly!”

It is said that after the Mahabharat Battle of Kurushetra was over, Shree Krishna refused to get off the chariot till Arjuna got down! Once Shree Krishna alighted from the chariot, it caught fire and was burnt down to smithereens!

Shree Krishna said: “Oh Arjuna, your chariot was destroyed by Karna a long time ago! It is I who was still protecting it!”

Moral: Never in your life have the arrogance to say that you have achieved massive heights. If you have achieved something, it is the Divine will, it is the Divine intervention that has always protected you, cleared your path and given you the right opportunities at the right time”!

  • An excerpt from Mahabharata!

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