Yānasandhi Parva – Sanjaya conveys Arjuna’s message – Chapter 48 – Slokas 42 – 46

Sanjaya uvācha, “When Dhrishtadyumna, the commander of the army who is of immeasurable strength and competent to face the enemies runs over the sons of Dhrutharashtra through his arrows and attacks Acharya Drona, then Duryodhana will repent greatly thinking about the conclusion of the war.   Dhrishtadyumna, the prominent warrior of Somakvamsha is modest/unassuming, robust/powerful, intelligent,... Continue Reading →

Yānasandhi Parva – Sanjaya enters the Kaurava Sabha after meeting the Pandavas – Chapter 47 – Slokas 11 – 17

Vaishampayana uvācha, “When all those illustrious rulers who wear the mighty bows and are resplendent like the sun entered the court, the striking seats/thrones that were arranged became embellished.   Bharata! When all those kings sat on the thrones worthy of their stature, then the gatekeeper gave the message that Sanjaya is waiting by the... Continue Reading →

Yānasandhi Parva – Sanjaya enters the Kaurava Sabha after meeting the Pandavas – Chapter 47 – Slokas 6 – 10

Vaishampayana uvācha, “Bharatashreshta! Bheeshma, Drona, Kripacharya, Shalya, Kritavarma, Jayadratha, Ashwatthama, Vikarna, Somadatta, Bahlika, the supremely wise Vidura, Maharathi Yuyutsu as well as all the other valourous ones placed King Dhrutharashtra in the front and entered that beautiful court together.   Hey King! Dusshaasana, Chitrasena, Subalaputra Shakuni, Durmukha, Dussaha, Karna, Ulook and Vivamshati - all these placed Kururaja... Continue Reading →

Yānasandhi Parva – Sanjaya enters the Kaurava Sabha after meeting the Pandavas – Chapter 47 – Slokas 1 – 5

Vaishampayana uvācha, “Janamejaya! King Dhrutharashtra passed the whole night in conversation with Paramarshi Sanat Sujatha and the wise Vidura.   After the night had passed and dawn arrived, all the kingsmen came to the royal court to see sutaputra (son of a charioteer) Sanjaya with great joy.   Dhrutharashtra as well as all the Kauravas... Continue Reading →

Vidura Nīti – Conversation between Dhrutharashtra and Vidura – Chapter 40 – Slokas 27 – 32

Vidura uvācha, "If a vaishya studies the Vedas and the scriptures and helps Brahmans and kshatriyas as well as refugees by giving wealth when needed and inhales the sacred fragrant fumes of the three fires through yagnas, then he will experience divine happiness in the heavenly worlds after his demise.   If a sudra serves Brahmans, kshatriyas and vaishyas in a... Continue Reading →

Vidura Nīti – Conversation between Dhrutharashtra and Vidura – Chapter 40 – Slokas 22 – 26

Vidura uvācha, "You should build a boat/ship of resoluteness to cross over this insurmountable current of the river of sansara (world/earth) in form of birth-death that is full of water of the five sensory organs and which is full of alligators in the form of kāma (desire) and krodha (anger).   One who is older/wiser in intelligence, dharma, knowledge... Continue Reading →

Vidura Nīti – Conversation between Dhrutharashtra and Vidura – Chapter 40 – Slokas 1 – 5

Vidura uvācha, "Hey King! When one who receives veneration/respect from gentlemen engages in measures of artha as per his capability without attachment, then that exemplary man will attain fame quickly; because when a saintly person becomes pleased with one, then he always remains happy.   One who forsakes immense sum of money acquired/earned through adharma even before... Continue Reading →

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