Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCIII (Viduragamana Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Dhritarashtra replied saying, I desire to do exactlywhat you would recommend. But I do not wish to inform Vidura of it evenby a change of muscle. It was, therefore, O son, that I was applaudingthe Pandavas in Vidura’s presence, so that he might not know even by asign […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCIV (Viduragamana Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Thus addressed by Duryodhana, Karna said, ‘It dothnot seem to me, O Duryodhana, that thy reasoning is well-founded. Operpetuator of the Kuru race, no method will succeed against thePandavas. O brave prince, thou hast before, by various subtle means,striven to carry out thy wishes. But ever hast thou […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCV (Viduragamana Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Asked by Dhritarashtra to give his opinion, Bhishmareplied, ‘O Dhritarashtra, a quarrel with the Pandavas is what I cannever approve of. As thou art to me, so was Pandu without doubt. And thesons of Gandhari are to me, as those of Kunti. I should protect them aswell as […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCVI (Viduragamana Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘After Bhishma had concluded, Drona spoke, saying, ‘Oking Dhritarashtra, it hath been heard by us that friends summoned forconsultation should always speak what is right, true, and conductive tofame. O sire, I am of the same mind in this matter with the illustriousBhishma. Let a share of the […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCVII (Viduragamana Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘After Drona had ceased, Vidura spoke, saying, ‘Omonarch, thy friends without doubt, are saying unto thee what is for thygood. But as thou art unwilling to listen to what they say, their wordsscarcely find a place in thy ears. What that foremost one of Kuru’s race,viz., Bhishma, the […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCVIII (Viduragamana Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Hearing these various speeches, Dhritarashtra said,The learned Bhishma, the son of Santanu, and the illustrious Rishi Drona,and thyself also (O Vidura), have said the truth and what also is mostbeneficial to me. Indeed, as those mighty car-warriors, the heroic sonsof Kunti. are the children of Pandu, so are […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCIX (Viduragamana Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Hearing these words of Vidura, Drupada said, ‘It iseven so as thou, O Vidura of great wisdom, hast said. Venerable one, Itoo have been exceedingly happy in consequence of this alliance. It ishighly proper that these illustrious princes should return to theirancestral kingdom. But it is not proper […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCX (Rajya-labha Parva) “Janamejaya said, ‘O thou possessed of ascetic wealth, what did thosehigh-souled ones, my grandsires, the illustrious Pandavas, do, afterobtaining the kingdom of Indraprastha? How did their wife Draupadi obeythem all? How is it also that no dissensions arose amongst thoseillustrious rulers of men, all attached to one wife, viz., Krishna? Othou […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXI (Rajya-labha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Hearing these words of Yudhishthira, Narada replied,‘O son of Pritha, listen with thy brothers to me as I recite this oldstory, O Yudhishthira, exactly as everything happened. In olden days, amighty Daitya named Nikumbha, endued with great energy and strength wasborn in the race of the great Asura, […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXII (Rajya-labha Parva continued) ‘Narada continued, ‘As soon as those festivities came to an end, thebrothers Sunda and Upasunda, desirous of the Sovereignty of the threeworlds, took counsel and commanded their forces to be arranged. Obtainingthe assent of their friends and relatives, of the elders of the Daityarace and of their ministers of state, […more]