The Mahābhārata conceals many levels of meaning. It is saga and epic, history and holy writ. It is the story of kings and heroes, of conflicts between empires, but it is also the story spiritual journeys of quests for inner truths.
These levels of meanings reveal themselves not only through the teachings of saints and sages but also through the lives and stories of the hero's journeys. Heroes like Arjuna, Yudhisthira, and Karna all have important stories to tell not only through their words but also through their deeds and the examples of their lives.
At the center of our telling is Bhishma, son of the Ganges, last of the old guard.