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Triumph Vs Arrogance

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  1. Thyagarajan

    Thyagarajan IL Hall of Fame

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    :hello: Triumph vs Arrogance :hello:

    While the Battle of Kurushetra was at its peak, Arjuna and Karna were fighting each other. It was a battle to witness, a flurry of arrows were being exchanged, and even Gods were witnessing this epic battle between the 2 warriors.

    Arjuna would shoot his arrows and the impact of these arrows would be so much that Karna’s chariot would go back by Several yards.

    People who witnessed this were amazed by the skills of Arjuna.

    Karna was no less. When he shot arrows, Arjuna’s chariot would also shake and go back by Only a few inches

    More than everyone, Krishna would applaud Karna every time his arrow hit Arjuna’s chariot. But not once did He applaud Arjuna’s skills !

    At the end of the day, Arjuna asked Krishna: “Oh Lord, I have shot so many arrows at Karna’s chariot, it was being displaced like a feather in wind, but not once did you appreciate me. Rather, you would appreciate his skill despite his arrows just displacing my chariot a little”.

    Krishna smiled and replied “Oh, Arjuna, remember, your chariot is protected by Hanuman at the top on your flag, Me as your charioteer in the front and by Sheshnag at its wheels, yet the whole chariot would still sway and displace whenever the valiant Karna hit us with his arrows”.

    “But Karna’s chariot is not protected by any such force he is on his own, yet he fights valiantly”.

    It is said that after the battle of Kurushetra was over, Krishna refused to get off the chariot till Arjuna got down. Once Krishna alighted from the chariot, it caught fire and got reduced to ashes.

    Krishna said “Oh Arjuna, your chariot was destroyed by Karna a long time ago, but it is I who was still protecting it.”

    “Never in your life have the arrogance to say that you have achieved big heights. If you have achieved something, it is the divine will, it is the divine intervention that has always protected you, cleared your path and extended you the right opportunities at the right moment”!

    An excerpt from Mahabharata.

    Though simple but a strong reminder to mankind.
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  2. jayasala42

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    Our epics are really great.There are anecdotes teaching humility to Arjuna, Hanuman, karna and Garuda.
    Success gives pleasant memories exhibited as pride.
    Even Lord Krishna is taught many such lessons by Duryothana in the warfield at the time of his death and by Kanthari in the end.
    Jayasala 42
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  3. iman

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    Wonderful story.

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