International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 10, Part D (2019)
Epics: Treasure trove of ethical values for the modern youth
This paper makes an attempt to examine, understand and present the ethical and universal human values projected and highlighted in the two prominent epics - The Ramayana and the Mahabharata, highly revered and respected spiritual texts in the Hindu culture. Spiritual, social, moral, civic values contained in these texts can elevate humanity. The researcher used content analysis to carry out an in-depth analysis of several source books, translations, transliterations and articles related to these epics in order to portray the values contained in these texts along with an understanding of their rational application in the lives of people in the present times. Systematic analysis of literature review has been made to throw light on the demonstration of universal humanvalues since times immemorial and their pertinence to the modern era. The findings reveal that the values enshrined in these spiritual texts are timeless jewels which hold great relevance in the lives of modern youth to aid in their pursuit of meaningful living and helping them to cast off the delusion arising out of materialistic attitude, material prosperity, erosion of values and loss of morals. Understanding and inculcation of ethical values discussed in the present study in the light of ancient scriptural texts like the epics can foster development of enlightened and socially-conscious citizens.
How to cite this article:
Sampurna Guha. Epics: Treasure trove of ethical values for the modern youth. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(10):234-239.