The Mahabharata, one of humanity’s greatest epics, is a tremendous storehouse of information and insight. There is an unlimited stream of teachings and lessons underneath the omnipresent premise of conflict. Few stories have succeeded in capturing the actual essence of affection, hatred, jealousy, passion, impotence, selfishness, and power like the Mahabharata.
Here are quotes from Mahabharata that will help you find peace
1. “Friendship never remains in the world in anyone’s heart without being worn out, Time wears it out, anger destroys it. The poor cannot be the friend of the rich, the unlearned cannot be the friend of the learned, the coward cannot be the friend of the brave.”–
Drupada to Drona, Sambhava Parva, Adi Parva
2. “Men experience happiness and misery by turn. No man ever enjoys unmixed happiness. A wise man, possessing high wisdom, knowing that life has its ups and downs, is neither filled with joy nor with grief. When happiness comes, one should enjoy it, and when misery comes one should bear it.” – Vrihi Drounika Parva, Aranya Parva
3. “Men of immature understanding begin an act without having an eye to what may happen in future.” – Rajshuyarambha Parva, Sabha Parva
4. Pleasant looks, cheerful heart and sweet words are due to a guest. Rising up, the host should advance towards the guest; he should offer him a seat, and duly worship him. This is the eternal Dharma. – Aranyaka Parva, Aranya Parva
5. “A wise man should never contract friendship with the wife of the king nor with other attendants of his, nor with those whom he despises and who are hostile to him.”– Pandava Pravesha Parva, Virata Parva