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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    One cannot avoid all the clashing (saṁghaṭṭa) that occurs in today’s world...


    saṁghaṭṭa (संघट्ट) = rubbing or clashing together , friction , collision , conflict...
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    From post 26 above,

    Within the mahābhārata we find the viṣṇu sahasrānam ( some too say sahasrānana or ‘thousand-faced’) offered in the anushāsanaparva (anuśāsana =...
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    continuing....
    The significance of arjuna and kṛṣṇa-jī in the middle of the two armies. This is where the bhāgavad gītā takes place

    The significance of the middle?...
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    This number 18

    We look to this number 18 and see it’s made of 11 + 7. Yet N.V. Thadani ( author of Mystery of the Mahābhārata, a 5 volume, set written in 1934)...
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    continuing with...
    The Macro-background of the mahābhārata
    Let me use one verse from the bhāgavad gītā ( a 700 verse/section from the mahābhārata no doubt) to...
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    ... continuing

    An Authoritative Voice
    Within the mahābhārata we find the viṣṇu sahasrānam¹ ( some too say sahasrānana or ‘thousand-faced’).
    One needs to be mindful...
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    I wrote,


    This śastra is considered itihāsa - iti-ha-āsa , ‘so indeed it was’ or history ( his-story). Yet one can look at this another way – and that is why I...
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    I wrote some time back:

    When we look to the mahābhārata one may think of this book in any of the following ways:


    The great (mahā) bhārata
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    regarding dice from post 19 above...

    I have spent some time trying to figure out the best way to write this post regarding the the game of dice occurs within the...
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    When one looks at symbols ((lakṣaṇā) we look directly and indirectly (praṇāḍikayā). That means we need to take apart words to see into them. With saṃskṛtá, sound forms...
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    this is one view answering the question in post 17 above... ( others may vary).



    kṛṣṇa-jī is none other than the supreme, anuttara, all-inclusive wholeness,...
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    from a post above,




    Within the bhāgavad gītā which is ~ 700 verses¹ out of the mahābhārata’s 100,000 verses contains 4 characters:
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    The 100 insults of śiśupāla - sabhā pravan section¹ of the mahābhārata
    Śiśupāla was the person that hurled insults a kṛṣṇa. After śiśupāla insults kṛṣṇa for the 100th...
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    Regarding draupadī & the unending cloth which occurs in the sabhā¹ pravan section of the mahābhārata.
    I was fortunate to read something as of late on this matter...
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    We find within mahābhārata, draupadī,( also known as kṛṣṇā draupadī ) is ordered to be dis-robed by the mandate of duryodhana putting her to great embarrassment. She...
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    namasté phani_genin, Welcome to HDF.



    I am in hopes you find this string interesting . Yes, what you say about bhīṣma (other names are devavrata, gangadatta and dyu) is...
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    If we stop just for a moment , let’s look who we have:
    · The intellect - pure (pāṇḍ = while) discriminating intelligence. This is pāṇḍu, buddhi, the positive...
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    namasté Sahasranama



    great question. I have been working with these two names and their roots in this fashion:

    na+kula ( this I cannot easily see the connection)
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    We are now looking at nakula and sahadeva. They come to this earth via the asvins, they are aśvi-sutau the two sons of the aśvins, and yet the sons of pāṇḍu via...
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    The pāṇḍava-s part 2


    Note the order of the pāṇḍava's births (again we will leave karṇa for another post, as he was born before kuntī was with pāṇḍu).
    This is...
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    The pāṇḍava-s part 1

    We now need to address the the 5 pāṇḍava-s ( we will leave karṇa for another post).
    Pāṇḍu was a son of vyāsa-ji and ambālīka. Note too...
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    Lets take a look at duryodhana as he causes much mischief for the pāṇḍava-s. We know he is king dhṛtarāṣṭra's 1st born son.
    We will look at the other sons ( not all...
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    Let's take a look at king dhṛtarāṣṭra (some write dhritarāshtra) . We know him to be blind and this will be a key symbol of this personality.
    We also know he is...
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    Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    This post is the continuation of http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showpost.php?p=51735&postcount=36 and the idea of the following:

    Overview
    The continuation of...
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