Why Hero and Villain don’t exist in the most ancient Philosophy?

Why Hero and Villain don’t exist in the most ancient Philosophy?


You’ll find something really strange that there’s no such thing as a clear-cut hero and villain in any of the texts in the world’s most ancient philosophy.

When reading these texts, we start deciding whether characters like Kansa are villains and figures like Krishna are heroes. When crafting these stories, we make decisions about Ravana being the baddie and Ram as the good guy.

Why Hero and Villain don’t exist in Hindu Philosophy?

The concepts of good and evil, right and wrong, lawful and sin, all find their place in Hindu philosophy from different angles or seek to be assimilated into it.

The fundamental of Hindu philosophy revolves around the concept of karma and its consequences. Here is no one labeled as the hero or villain.

This philosophy deals with the repercussions of our actions and how they interact with the results of our actions.

Who is the Hero and Villain in Hindu Philosophy?

In this philosophical context, it is interesting to note that Hindu Philosophy refrains from labeling characters like Duryodhana as purely evil. Instead, it concentrates on their karma, their actions, and the consequences. If there were a clear villain, wouldn’t Duryodhana deserve to go to heaven?

The victory of Ram over Ravana is considered the triumph of truth over lies or in modern English ‘Good vs Evil’.

The Hindu philosophy, on the other hand, does not say “Victory”. Instead, it says “Jai” which signifies the celebration of self rather than victory over others.

There is no such thing as victory or defeat in Hindu philosophy.

Karma: The Cornerstone of Hinduism

Hindu philosophy is based on the concept of Karma and its consequences. It teaches that one’s actions dictate their destiny, which means one’s fate is determined by one’s actions. And even gods cannot escape this law of Karma.

In the Ramayana, Lord Ram shoots Vali from behind a tree with arrows. In Krishna’s avatar, a hunter named Jara shoots Krishna with arrows in the same manner. The Ruler of the Universe is not exempt from the rules of Karma.

The Absence of a Judicial System in Hindu Philosophy:

There are no judges in Hindu philosophy who say that Vali did something wrong and that being a god, Ram’s killing is excusable. There is no such thing as a judge or a justice system in Hindu philosophy.

The idea of a judge or a system of justice was brought over from Greece and was introduced by figures like RHADAMANTHYS, MINOS, and AIAKOS who acted as judges for the dead.

Hindu philosophy is based on the principle that everyone has a role in the Universe and should be held accountable for their actions. Your actions alone will determine your liberation or lead to a cycle of 8.4 million different life forms.


Hindu philosophy is a way to see the world from a different point of view.

This is a way where there is no such thing as good and evil.

Hinduism is a concept where the lines between hero and villain blur, and your actions bring about justice. Everything, every action, is a part of a moral system and is connected.


Hinduism focuses on the importance of personal accountability for one’s actions and their impact on others. It’s not just about making heroes and villains out of everyone. Rather, it’s a way of looking at life and its meaning from a different angle.


Is Hindu philosophy solely based on karma?

Hindu philosophy focuses primarily on the concept of Karma, but it also encompasses many other beliefs and practices that go beyond the concept of Karma and its effects.

How does Indian philosophy view the concept of good and evil?

Indian philosophy believes that good and evil as interconnected, and that everyone has both residing within each individual.

Why is there no formal judicial system in Hindu philosophy?

This is because Hindu philosophy is based on the idea that each individual is responsible for their actions and that there is a direct relationship between their actions and their outcomes.

What is the concept of divine justice in Hindu philosophy?

Indian philosophy states that your destiny is determined by your actions. And even gods cannot escape from this law of Karma.

What role does reincarnation play in Hindu philosophy?

Reincarnation is a fundamental concept that states that the outcomes of one’s life in this life will have an impact on their life in the future. We have seen reincarnation examples:

Read The United States National Library of Medicine report on the Japanese case of the reincarnation: A child claiming to have fought on the battleship Yamato

Read The United States NIH report on James Leininger: An American Case of the Reincarnation

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