CHAPTER 2. HINDU SCRIPTURES : 1.8
1.The Scriptures : 8
8. Knowledge of Ancient Indian History and Culture -
The Mahabharata contains also the immortal discourse of Bhishma on Dharma, which he gave to Yudhishthira, when he was lying on the bed of arrows.
The whole Mahabharata forms an encyclopaedia of history, morals and religion unsurpassed by any other epic in the world.
The Ramayana and the Mahabharata speak to us clearly about the ancient India, about her people, her customs, her ways of living, her arts, her civilisation and culture, her manufactures, etc.
If you read these two books, you will come to know how great India once was, and you will be inspired to make her great once more.
No other country has produced so many great men, great teachers, great Yogins, great Rishis, great prophets, great Acharyas, great kings, great heroes, great statesmen, great patriots and great benefactors, as India.
The more you know of India and Hinduism, the more you will honour and love it and the more thankful to the Lord you will be that you were born in India as a Hindu.
Glory to India!
Glory to Hinduism!
Glory to the seers of the Upanishads!
Glory, glory to Lord Krishna, the author of the Song Divine!
Next : 9. The Puranas
To be continued..