The Mahābhārata: An English Version Based on Selected Verses
Intended to be a treatise on life itself, this epic poem embraces religion and ethics, polity and government, philosophy and the pursuit of salvation. This collection of more than 4,000 verses is supplemented by a glossary, genealogical tables, and an index correlating the verses with the original Sanskrit text.
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This current translation of the epic poem (no one's exactly sure who wrote it or when it first appeared) includes two new verses as well as a new preface and a glossary, genealogical tables, and an ... Read full review
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Page 207 - foremost of ascetics, dismissed them. Within the twinkling of an eye they disappeared in the very sight of all. Plunging into the sacred river Ganga, they proceeded to their respective abodes. Some went to the regions of the gods, some to
Page 131 - them to turn round by his power as if they were mounted on a machine,
Page 181 - Who then is so fortunate as myself? With all my well-wishers, and my younger brothers, I am going to heaven! As
Page 19 - would have difficulty in conceiving sons. He therefore taught her an invocatory spell, saying to her, "Through the radiance of those celestials whom you invoke by this spell, you will obtain progeny.
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Page 19 - out of curiosity tried the spell and invoked the sun god. That brilliant deity the Sun, who sees everything in the world, immediately appeared before her, and the beautiful Kuntl was overcome by astonishment at
Page 129 - when I see my own people ready to fight and eager for battle, my limbs shudder, my mouth is dry, my body shivers, and my hair stands on end. Furthermore, I see evil portents, and I can see no good in killing my own kinsmen. It is not right and proper that we should kill our own kith and kin, the Kauravas. How can