Can Ramayana and Mahabharata be looked as books beyond tradition and heritage?  

New Delhi (India), April 17: Dharma vs Dharma situations happen every day in our life. In a pandemic, a business which is heavily dependent on oxygen cylinders for its manufacturing might choose to give those oxygen cylinders to save a few hundred lives. A woman might choose to let go of her hard-earned jewellery for her in-laws, who are in a financially dire situation. These kinds of Dharma vs Dharma situations keep happening in life. One has to choose a higher Dharma by carefully observing their life and the Dharma. Badri’s latest book ‘Jayam’, presents his insights on the pursuit of dharma as illustrated in the Mahabharata and Ramayana.

There are innumerable instances from our great epics Ramayana and Mahabharata, which teaches us the right way to respond to any crisis and to emulate the better aspect of life from these ancient texts. Ramayana and Mahabharata are both lessons to be studied to understand Dharma. For instance, there were two Dharmas that Vithura had in front of him, from which he had to choose. It was a tough decision, and unfortunately, Vithura made the wrong choice. He had to choose between respecting the words of his brother by calling Dharmaputra for the game of dice vs protecting the honor of Dharmaputra. It’s a classic conflict of Dharma vs Dharma.

Dharma is regarded as the guiding principle of the cosmos in conventional Indian thinking. Though it is the source of both philosophy and religion, it is neither. Both of them and many other aspects of life are built upon them. It includes all obligations, rights, prohibitions, religious observances, social responsibilities, secular laws, customs, etc.

These epics are regarded as historical accounts that are still useful today since they are filled with timeless lessons. Despite being written thousands of years ago, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata continue to have a tremendous influence on Indian culture and thought. It is clear why these masterpieces are centered on the pursuit of dharma, the ultimate moral and ethical standard that governs human life.

The author of the soon-to-be-released book “Jayam” Badri looks deeply into the nuances of dharma as they are portrayed in these age-old epics. Through his book, Badri tries to help his readers look into these epics beyond just our heritage and traditional point of view to look at solutions for dealing with present-day crises. Through his work, Badri wants to guide readers in absorbing the lessons of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana so they can live their lives to the fullest by comprehending and pursuing dharma.

The book will be available on Amazon, Flipkart, Kindle and the official website of Notion Press. For more updates, follow the:

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