From a time which is now lost in pages, Comes a tale passing through the ages, Written and told from time to time, about A war that erased the sinners and their crime. Fought between the right and the wrong, With gods and men fighting along, The war lived till the 18th day, After the evil tricked the nobles in a play. Fierce and skilled men stood on both sides, Some fought with valour while some traded their pride, The war claimed many and spared only a few, In the end, settling all that was due. The war that ended when the eldest died, while The charioteer portrayed himself as a guide, taught When the learned fails to teach the fool, And when Ego, Lust, Greed and Anger are the crown’s jewel… Comes a great war where the evil perishes and the virtuous rule.
“Whenever there is decay of righteousness, O Bharata,
And there is exaltation of unrighteousness, then I Myself come forth;
For the protection of the good, for the destruction of evil-doers,
For the sake of firmly establishing righteousness, I am born from age to age.”
-Lord Krishna, Bhagwat Gita
- “The eldest” mentioned in P4, L1 refers to “Duryodhana”, the evil prince from the epic, The Mahabharata.
- “The charioteer” mentioned in P4, L2 refers to “Krishna”, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu.