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Friday, January 15, 2016

Lethal jealousy is Mahabharata, rethinking in modern times

The Mahabharata is an interesting, humane epic. It showcases a lot of human emotions but the most intriguing is the one of jealousy. It is a very normal human emotion and one that grips all of us at some point in our lives. It is not a desirable trait yet it does manifest itself at times in our actions and thoughts. In the Mahabharata, there are two important yet diverse sets of feeling of jealousy. The two differ in the way they manifest themselves. The first one, which is more obvious, is the one that Duryodhana displays openly for the Pandavas and the other is the hidden one that Dhritrashtra feels for the Pandavas.

Duryodhana makes no bones about the fact that he is immensely jealous of the Pandavas and would do anything to harm them. The Pandavas are therefore aware of his jealousy and better prepared to handle it.  Dhritrashtra’s envy is however, cloaked in the garb of love and affection. This was less obvious to the Pandavas and hence more lethal.  Dhritrashtra kept his jealousy alive aroused by Pandu’s superseding him to the throne. That envy was later transferred to the sons of Pandu, the Pandavas as he refused to give up the throne to them. After refusing to willingly give up his kingship to the Pandavas because he had ascended the throne as their caretaker, he pretends to act fair. He gives half of the kingdom to the Pandavas. They are given the inhospitable part and the fertile part is retained by Dhritrashtra and therefore ultimately by Duryodhana. This reeks of envy that the blind king felt for his nephews the Pandavas. The epitome of jealousy is clearly reflected which is still lasting in epic form in public mind to quote, to remember and to teach life values and will remain so in history forever.

Dhritrashtra also sanctioned the unfair game of dice, and BhÄ«ma noticed the exhilaration on the king’s face when Yudhishtir began losing the game. The blind king also misuses his position as an uncle because he knows that Yudhishtir would not disobey him and come for the game of dice. Are you sensing the jealousy? The As the king presiding over the court, he could have at least stopped the unfair game and definitely the disrobing of Draupadi. He however was so eager to see the annihilation of the Pandavas that he remained a mute spectator, doesn't prove the jealousy factor?

The jealousy word is synonym with Mahabharat, used very frequently in common dialogues in India society of all ages. Duryodhana’s ambition and envy of the Pandavas was buttressed by the one that had lain dormant in Dhritrashtra. Duryodhana was unashamedly more direct and out in the open. Dhritrashtra however had more envy filled in him and tried to act benevolent and was probably not even aware of the feelings.  Dhritrashtra therefore escaped being the target of the Pandavas, although his envy had fuelled all the controversy. The jealousy of father-son is topic of research for further analysis who contributed more towards Mahabharat.

The jealousy story is very ling. Duryodhana had tried a number of ways to eliminate them. In all his attempts to harm the Pandavas he had the tacit support of his father. In the end the entire conflict of the Mahabharata was because of Dhritrashtra’s sense of being wronged and his inclination of being a father first and a just king later. Thus the father-son duo of Dhritrashtra and Duryodhana show the same vices – pride, greed, anger, hatred and an excess of ego, all mix of jealousy that destroyed the entire clan that stood by them.

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