The story of the Mahabharata, Paramhansa Yogananda explained, is historical, and deeply allegorical at the same time. The battleground of Kurukshetra, and the story that grew out of the war, represent the eternal conflict within man himself. This is the story through which every soul must pass, once it enters upon the outward path of life and once it chooses to follow the inward path of divine awakening. It is the unending struggle in the mind between good and evil; between man’s upward- and his downward-inclining tendencies. Its end lies only in final liberation.

In part two, Asha shares the captivating story of The Ramayana: the noble Lord Rama, his devoted wife Sita, his loyal servant, Hanuman, and the evil Ravenna. Pure storytelling at its best.