This Scene from Mahabharata changed my Mindset.
Lesson Learned from Mahabharata

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Hey! As you would have seen via my website domain, my name is Aanchal. ๐Ÿ˜€ Iโ€™m a graphic designer based in India. On this blog, I love to share my experiences, learnings and anything that I find worth sharing. Enjoy reading them ๐Ÿ™‚

My lockdown time period was one of the most productive and amazing time period of my life till now ! (No disrespect for the people who suffered from it ). I read books, listened to a lot of podcasts, learned new skills, and the best one was , watched the complete series of Mahabharata ( Star Plus wali ;p).

Wow!! Mahabharata, I can’t explain in words how incredible experience it was to learn, to watch those amazing scenes, to understand each lesson by pausing the video in between. Well, the only thing I can say is that you will learn an infinite number of life lessons, business lessons and leadership lessons from it.

And in this article I’m going to share one of the best lesson that I learned.

The lesson is from Season 4 episode 10. (I watched it on Hotstar)

And here is the scene, (I have added images so that it gives you more clarity and feel of the scene)

Scene: It was the time when Pandavas and Kauravas returned back from gurukul after learning vidya from their Guru Dronacharya. And to test their knowledge and skills King Dhirtrashta organized one competition between them. The first entry was of Duryodhana followed by Nakul, Sahdev, Bheem and Now it was the turn of Arjuna to come and show his archery skills. But as we know Shakuni (brother of Gandhari) and Kauravas were the great enemies of Pandavas. So they tried to defeat them by cheating.

And they planned that when Arjuna will enter from the main gate, Ashwathama ( son of Guru Drona and the best friend of Duryodhana) will shoot his arrow on the pillar of the gate and the pillar will fall on him. And hence, they attempted to injure him so that they can win. But here comes the best part! Guru Drona knew very well about this plan and asked Ashwathama to handover the bow and arrow and here is what he said ” Dear Ashwathama, you want to injure Arjuna by shooting this arrow on the pillar, come and give me your bow and arrow, I will shoot it for you. I want to show you the power of my teachings and the power of my favorite Shishya (student), Arjuna.

And he shooted the arrow. As the pillar broke up and fell on Arjuna, everyone was shocked but Guru Drona was smiling. After a few minutes Arjuna came out of it and was fine. Everyone was surprised to see this miracle as it was next to impossible to come out alive from it . Arjuna walked near to his Guru and touched his feet for the blessings.

Wow Aanchal !! what an amazing scene!! Now tell me what was the lesson you learned from it!!

And here is the lesson I learned : Similar to this situation, we also face problems in our life, right?

Now we have choice on how we react to those problems or how we deal with them.

OK, here is the thing you can do.

Just put yourself as Arjuna and Guru Drona as God. Whenever you face any problem or are stressed just think, As Guru Drona believed in the strength and power of his student, and he himself put Arjuna in that problem, God also know your strengths and weaknesses and he deliberately puts you in problems So that you can realize your true power and become stronger. The key is to have a positive mindset.

I hope you will too become the true Arjuna for God and will face your problems with courage !!

Similar to this there are infinite number of lessons that I learned by watching Mahabaharata series and will be sharing them in upcoming articles. Each and every character and scenes of it teaches you the real life lessons!! And I admire Draupadi ( wife of Pandawas) a lot more. She is a true example of nari shakti, An idol of mine.

I highly recommend you to watch the series ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope this article provided you some value ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is your call to action. In the comment section of this article, write one lesson that you have learned from Mahabharata !

Would love to see your response.



Disclaimer: The images used in this article are taken from the Star Plus show Mahabharata.

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