One discovers something new in every reading of the epics. While tempted to down play the miracles initially, as the story develops we learn to accept it as part of human psyche! The horrific wars of the Yadavas, soon after the Mahabharata war, and the perpetual wars thereafter, right down to to the two world wars prove that Violence is inescapable for us Homo-Sapiens. We seem to revel in it. We have found ways to overlook the messages of peace every religion proclaims. Hopefully technology may help us to seek less destructive ways. But so far nothing much has really changed. Things go on as usual!
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