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Kisari Mohan Ganguli - Mahabharata - Book 2 - Sabha Parva

Kisari Mohan Ganguli - Mahabharata - Book 2 - Sabha Parva

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The Mahabharata is one of the two epics of India, the other being The Ramayana. This book was sourced from www.sacred-texts.com, in a text form which I thought was too cumbersome to read.
Hence I have reformatted and pdfed the same. This should make reading easier.
Whatever I have done is for my pleasure, the real thanks should go to sacredtexts for their commendable efforts.
The Mahabharata is one of the two epics of India, the other being The Ramayana. This book was sourced from www.sacred-texts.com, in a text form which I thought was too cumbersome to read.
Hence I have reformatted and pdfed the same. This should make reading easier.
Whatever I have done is for my pleasure, the real thanks should go to sacredtexts for their commendable efforts.

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“Yudhishthira said,--‘O king, thou art our master. Command us as
to what we shall do. O Bharata, we desire to remain always in
obedience to thee.

“Dhritarashtra replied.—‘O Ajatasatru, blest be thou. Go thou in
peace and safety. Commanded by me, go, rule thy own kingdom
with thy wealth. And, O child, take to heart this command of an
old man, this wholesome advice that I give, and which is even a
nutritive regimen. O Yudhishthira, O child, thou knowest the
subtle path of morality. Possessed of great wisdom, thou art also
humble, and thou waitest also upon the old. Where there is
intelligence, there is forbearance. Therefore, O Bharata, follow
thou counsels of peace. The axe falleth upon wood, not upon
stone. (Thou art open to advice, not Duryodhana). They are the
best of men that remember not the acts of hostility of their foes;
that behold only the merits, not the faults, of their enemies; and
that never enter into hostilities themselves. They that are good
remember only the good deeds of their foes and not the hostile
acts their foes might have done unto them. The good, besides, do
good unto others without expectation of any good, in return. O
Yudhishthira, it is only the worst of men that utter harsh words in
quarrelling; while they that are indifferent reply to such when
spoken by others. But they that are good and wise never think of
or recapitulate such harsh words, little caring whether these may
or may not have been uttered by their foes. They that are good,
having regard to the state of their own feelings, can understand

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the feelings of others, and therefore remember only the good
deeds and not the acts of hostility of their foes. Thou hast acted
even as good men of prepossessing countenance do, who
transgress not the limits of virtue, wealth, pleasure and salvation.
O child, remember not the harsh words of Duryodhana. Look at
thy mother Gandhari and myself also, if thou desirest to
remember only what is good. O Bharata, look at me, who am thy
father unto you and am old and blind, and still alive. It was for
seeing our friends and examining also the strength and weakness
of my children, that I had, from motives of policy, suffered this
match at dice to proceed. O king those amongst the Kurus that
have thee for their ruler, and the intelligent Vidura conversant
with every branch of learning for their counsellor, have, indeed,
nothing to grieve for. In thee is virtue, in Arjuna is patience, in
Bhimasena is prowess, and the twins, those foremost of men, is
pure reverence for superiors. Blest be thou, O Ajatasatru. Return
to Khandavaprastha, and let there be brotherly love between thee
and thy cousins. Let thy heart also be ever fixed on virtue.’”

Vaisampayana continued,--“That foremost of the Bharatas—king
Yudhishthira the just—then, thus addressed by his uncle, having
gone through every ceremony of politeness, set out with his
brothers for Khandavaprastha. And accompanied by Draupadi
and ascending their cars which were all of the hue of the clouds,
with cheerful hearts they all set out for that best of cities called
Indraprastha.”

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