Chancellor Amma launched the book Strategic lessons from Mahābhārata in Amritapuri on Thursday, October 27, 2022. The publication is edited by Brahmachari Achyutāmṛta Chaitanya, PhD and Principal, School of Spiritual & Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and published by Amrita Books.
The authors include eminent scholars like Dr. K. S. Radhakrishnan, Aravindan Neelakandan and faculty members of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham including Achyutāmṛta Chaitanya, Balakrishnan Shankar, Sivanandan DS, Rupesh Kalesan, Amrita Jayan, Aiswarya Mohan, Aswathy Chandran, Balu Mohanda, Harikrishnan Venugopal, Malavika P Pilla, Sooraj Subramanian and Sooraj Rajendran
“While Rāmāyana talks about the battle between Sri Rama and Ravana, Mahābhārata talks about the war between Kauravas and Pāṇḍavas. The basic principle is the same. How can one hold on to values and move forward in the situations that life brings? This is what all Mahatmas and all the scriptures are trying to teach,” said Amma.
The book identifies various strategies and divinations that lie latent in the Itihasa Mahābhārata and conveys them to the reader for further contemplation. From Krishna’s strategic approach of the peace mission to nuances of kingship and political acumen to the Dharmic insights of a butcher, it is a scripture that carries myriads of life-changing tools to unveil human potential. This commentary is a humble attempt to illuminate the Mahābhārata’s hidden pearls of knowledge. It also aims to bring back the holistic blend of material and spiritual dimensions of human existence prescribed by our ancient Gurus.
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