The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 4 eBook

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lunar light is thy smile.  The seasons are thy senses.  The ever-moving wind is thy breath, and death, existing eternally, is thy wrath.  In thy grace is the goddess of prosperity.  Verily, Sree is always established in thee, O thou of the highest intelligence.  Thou art the sport (in which creatures engage); thou art their contentment; thou their intelligence, thou their forgiveness, thou their inclinations, thou their beauty.  Thou art the universe with its mobile and immobile objects.  At the end of the cycle, it is thou, O sinless one, that art called destruction.  I am incapable of reciting all thy qualities in course of even a long period.  Thou art the Soul and the Supreme Soul.  I bow to thee, O thou of eyes like the petals of the lotus.  O thou that art irresistible, I have learnt it from Narada and Devala and the Island-born (Vyasa), and the Kuru grandsire also, that all this (universe) rests on thee.  Thou art the one Lord of all creatures.  This, O sinless one, that thou hast declared unto me in consequence of thy favour for myself, I shall duly accomplish in its entirety, O Janarddana.  Exceedingly wonderful is this which thou hast done from desire of doing what is agreeable to us, viz., the destruction in battle of the Kaurava (prince), the son of Dhritarashtra.  Thai host had been burnt by thee which I (subsequently) vanquished in battle.  That feat was achieved by thee in consequence of which victory became mine.  By the power of thy intelligence was shown the means by which was duly affected the destruction of Duryodhana in battle, as also of Karna, as of the sinful icing of the Sindhus; and Bhurisravas.  I shall accomplish all that which, O son of Devaki, pleased with me thou hast declared to myself.  I do not entertain any scruple in this.  Repairing to king Yudhishthira of righteous soul, I shall, O sinless one, urge him to dismiss thee, O thou that art conversant with every duty.  O lord, thy departure for Dwaraka meets with my approbation.  Thou shalt soon see my maternal uncle, O Janarddana.  Thou shalt also see the irresistible Valadeva and other chiefs of the Vrishni race.—­Thus conversing with each other, the two reached the city named after the elephant.  They then, with cheerful hearts, and without any anxiety, entered the palace of Dhritarashtra which resembled the mansion of Sakra.  They then saw, O monarch, king Dhritarashtra, and Vidura of great intelligence, and king Yudhishthira and the irresistible Bhimasena, and the two sons of Madri by Pandu; and the unvanquished Yuyatsu, seated before Dhritarashtra and Gandhari of great wisdom, and Pritha, and the beautiful Krishna, and the other ladies of Bharata’s race with Subhadra counting first.  They also saw all those ladies that used to wait upon Gandhari.  Then approaching king Dhritarashtra, those two chastisers of foes announced their names and touched his feet.  Indeed, those high-souled ones also touched the feet of Gandhari and Pritha and king Yudhishthira the Just, and Bhima.  Embracing
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