The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 eBook

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from desire of falling upon a Ruru deer.  Such was then the colour of their faces, that thy warriors, O monarch, regarded Jayadratha as one already slain.  Possessed of red eyes, O mighty-armed one, and staying together, Krishna and the son of Pandu, at the sight of Jayadratha were filled with joy and roared repeatedly.  Indeed, O monarch, the splendour then of Sauri, standing with reins in hand, and of Partha armed with bow, was like that of the sun or fire.  Freed from the division of Drona, their joy, at sight of the ruler of the Sindhus, was like that of a couple of hawks at the sight of a piece of flesh.  Beholding the ruler of the Sindhus not far off, they rushed in wrath towards him like a couple of hawks swooping down towards a piece of meat.  Seeing Hrishikesa and Dhananjaya transgress (the divisions of Drona), thy valiant son, king Duryodhana, whose armour had been bound on his person by Drona, and who was well-versed in grooming and guiding horses, rushed, on a single car, O lord, for the protection of the Sindhus.  Leaving those mighty bowmen, viz., Krishna and Partha, behind, thy son, O king, turned back, facing Kesava of lotus-like eyes.  When thy son thus outran Dhananjaya, diverse musical instruments were joyfully blown and beat among all thy troops.  And leonine roars were uttered mingled with the blare of conchs, beholding Duryodhana staying in the face of the two Krishnas.  They also, O king, resembling blazing fires, that stood as the protectors of Jayadratha, were filled with joy upon beholding thy son in battle.  Seeing Duryodhana transgress them with his followers, Krishna, O monarch, said unto Arjuna these words suited to the occasion.’”


“Vasudeva said, ’Behold, O Dhananjaya, this Suyodhana who hath transgressed us!  I regard this as highly wonderful.  There is no car-warrior equal to him.  His arrows are far-reaching.  He is a great bowman.  Accomplished as he is in weapons, it is exceedingly difficult to vanquish him in battle.  The mighty son of Dhritarashtra strikes hard, and is conversant with all modes of warfare.  Brought up in great luxury, he is much regarded by even the foremost of car-warriors.  He is well-accomplished, and, O Partha, he always hates the Pandavas.  For these reasons, O sinless one, I think, thou shouldst now fight with him.  Upon him resteth, as upon a stake at dice, victory or the reverse.  Upon him, O Partha, vomit that poison of thy wrath which thou hast cherished so long.  This mighty car-warrior is the root of all the wrongs on the Pandavas.  He is now within reach of thy shafts.  Look after thy success.  Why hath king Duryodhana, desirous as he is of kingdom, come to battle with thee?  By good luck, it is that he is now arrived within reach of thy arrows.  Do that, O Dhananjaya, by which he may be deprived on his very life.  Reft of his senses through pride of affluence, he hath never felt any distress.  O bull among men, he

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