Amma has just launched the release of Strategic Lessons from Mahābhārata as Chancellor of Amrita University. The book was edited by the university’s Brahmachari Achyutāmṛta Chaitanya, PhD and Principal, School of Spiritual & Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities. The Mahabharata is a highly revered Sanskrit epic of ancient Indian literature.
“While Rāmāyana addresses the battle between Sri Rama and Ravana, Mahābhārata examines 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 that lie latent in the Mahābhārata and conveys them to the reader for further contemplation. From Krishna’s strategic approach to the mission of peace to nuances of kingship and political acumen to the moral insights of a butcher, it is a scripture that carries many life-changing tools to unveil human potential.
The anthology’s authors include eminent scholars Dr. KS Radhakrishnan and Mr. Aravindan Neelakandan alongside Amrita faculty members Brahmachari Achyutāmṛta, Dr. Balakrishnan Shankar, Mr. Sivanandan DS, Mr. Rupesh Kalesan, Ms. Amrita Jayan, Ms. Aiswarya Mohan, Ms. Aswathy Chandran, Mr. Balu Mohanda, Mr. Harikrishnan Venugopal, Ms. Malavika P Pilla, Mr. Sooraj Subramanian, and Mr. Sooraj Rajendran.
The commentary attempts 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.
Strategic Lessons from Mahābhārata is published by Amrita Books and is available for purchase.