he Mahabharata is amongst India's foremost spiritual texts. However, the stories of Mahabharata, are anything but spiritual. Violence, deceit, bloodshed, war, abduction, injustice, greed, lust ... spills out, story after story. For thousands of years, these stories have been passed down. Generations of Indians profess to know them intimately. But do we really? What we think we know of the Mahabharata, is just the outer veil. Hidden below the veil, are keys which unlock the Mahabharata and reveal its true significance. Somewhere in time, these keys were forgotten, and then lost. All that passed on were the stories. With the discovery of the keys, this book shows how every name, every place, every episode, every boon, just everything, in the Mahabharata, is actually a metaphor! Decoded metaphors in this book, reveal the astonishing majesty and glory of the Mahabharata. Every familiar character now acquires a new signficance, and casts a new light on the underlying Vedantic philosophy - and the way of life of an enlightened people. Decoded thus, the Mahabharata is revealed to be what it truly is: a magnificent treatise on Vedanta. This is what makes Mahabharata, perhaps the greatest spiritual text, as relevant today as it was back then. And more needed today, than ever before. "