The idea of the Mahabharata as a picture of all systems of Philosophy and Religion, as the ancients understood them, occurred to me nearly eleven years ago, and I have come to the end of my task. The reader will now be in a position to judge for himself whether the Epic is a mere Story of mythical heroes and gods, or a historical or semi-historical account of princes and their wars, or else a picture-narrative of the conflict of great moral and spiritual forces of life eternally at play within and without us.
But, assuming that the Mahabharata is a great argument in regard to all systems of ancient Philosophy, what is its use to us today? We have had enough of Philosophy and Religion; modern life has enough problems of its own without adding to them the solution of the mystery of the Mahabharata; but if the Epic is really a sacred work, what is its contribution to modern life and modern thought?
This question has been put to me a number of times, and might be asked again. All research has a fascination of its own; but in these days of stress and strife we demand something useful from even archaeological finds and antiquarian inquiry and interpretation of inscriptions and texts. Nor does it interest the average man very much to know whether the five Pandava brothers were great heroes or else but five different parts of one Man personified, or Draupadi the wife of five men or a symbol of Sacrifice, or Krshna a man or god, who did or did not do certain doubtful deeds. The more earnest inquirer demands a solution to the problems of life as he sees them today, and neither Philosophy nor Religion, ancient or modern, has any use for him unless it can resolve his doubts and convince his reason in a warring world such as he sees around a mere re-interpretation of an ancient Epic, however correct or ingenious, is but an irrelevance to him if it has no bearing on the problems of modern life.
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