The epic itself says that the Mahabharata is like an ocean which carries out all types of compositions pertaining to all kinds of knowledge (M. The Puranic tradition is that the Kali Yuga began when Krishna, the great hero of the Mahabharata, left the earth.While I appreciate scholars delving deeply into the historical facts of the Mahabharata, I dont feel that it is useful to approach this epic with a western biased critical attitude.The Mahabharata is a resource, a fountain, an ocean of wisdom, knowledge, and insight into human character that reflects a time before our current Kali Yuga amnesia, when density has literally cooked our consciousness in Time and left us totally dependent on the five senses.As the poet author of the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita, Vyasa possessed a higher consciousness and intelligence not seen on this planet for thousands of years.This knowledge is the king of all wisdom, the king of all that is confidential.
Firstly the title of Bhagavad Gita is two Sanskrit words. van Buitenen the Mahabharata has had an immense influence, more than any other text, on Indian civilization. Indian tradition has accepted Krishna Dvaipayana Vyasa as poet author of the Mahabharata.But over time there were many additions to the Mahabharata and therefore versions or what is termed recensions. With so many versions, the quest for a definitive version had to be undertaken and was finally achieved in 1970 under the direction of scholars at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute at Pune India.You can find many religious and philosophical books in the world but there is no book, except Bhagavad Gita, which claims to contain the direct, actual words spoken by God.Even in the Vedic literatures the other sections of the Vedas may have quotes from God but they are written about God, they describe God, rather than being a direct conversation with God.The Bhagavad Gita was spoken by Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, to His friend Arjuna on the battlefield of Kuruksettra around five thousand years ago.