The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 eBook

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’Having issued out of the (Kuru) city, that foremost of persons proceeded, deliberating with Karna for a long time.  And that delighter of all the Yadavas then dismissed Karna and urged his steeds to greater speed.  And driven by Daruka, those swift coursers endued with the speed of the tempest of the mind, went on as if drinking the skies.  And quickly traversing a long way like fleet hawks, they reached Upaplavya very soon, bearing the wielder of Saranga.’”


“Vaisampayana said, ’Hearing the words of Kunti, the mighty car-warriors, Bhishma and Drona, then spoke these words unto the disobedient Duryodhana, ’Hast thou, O tiger among men, heard the fierce words of grave import, excellent and consistent with virtue, that Kunti had spoken in the presence of Krishna?  Her sons will act according to them, especially as they are approved by Vasudeva.  O Kaurava, they will not assuredly desist, without their share of the kingdom (being given to them).  Thou hast inflicted much pain on the sons of Pritha.  And Draupadi also was afflicted by thee in the assembly.  They were, however, bound then by the bounds of truth and it was for this that, they tolerated that treatment.  Obtaining Arjuna now, who is skilled in every weapon, and Bhima of firm resolution, and Gandiva and the couple of (inexhaustible) quivers, and that car (of Arjuna) and that banner (bearing the device of the ape), and Nakula and Sahadeva, both endued with great might and energy, and Vasudeva also, as his allies, Yudhishthira will not forgive (thee).  O mighty-armed one, thou hast witnessed with thy own eyes how intelligent Arjuna vanquished us all in battle before, in the city of Virata.  Indeed, after this, that Ape-bannered (warrior) consumed in battle, taking up his fierce weapons, those Danavas of terrible deeds called the Nivatakavachas.  On the occasion also of the tale of cattle, when captured by the Gandharvas, this Karna and all these thy counsellors and thyself accoutred in mail and on thy car, were all liberated from the grasp of the Gandharvas by that Arjuna.  That is a sufficient proof.  Therefore, O foremost of the Bharatas, with all thy brothers make peace with the sons of Pandu.  Save this whole earth from the Destruction’s jaws.  Yudhishthira is thy elder brother, virtuous in behaviour, affectionate towards thee, sweet-speeched and learned.  Abandoning thy sinful intentions, unite thyself with that tiger among men.  If Pandu’s son beholdeth thee divested of thy bow, and without the wrinkles of rage on thy brow, and cheerful, even that would be for the good of our race.  Approaching with all thy counsellors embrace him fraternally.  O repressor of foes, salute the king respectfully as before.  And let Yudhishthira, the son of Kunti, the elder brother of Bhima, hold from affection, thy saluting self with his arms.  And let that foremost of smiters, Bhima, possessed of leonine shoulders and thighs round, and

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