Monday, September 25, 2017

The Death of Duryodhana

Duryodhana said, "O Krishna, if I have been defeated, it is only by your cunning deceit and your violation of the rules to which we all agreed before we joined in battle."

Krishna said, "I was no party to your rules, nor present among you to ratify them."

Duryodhana said, "Be honest, at least; you knew the rules and urged the Pandava to violate them."

Krishna said, "This is true."

Duryodhana howled in derision. Krishna silenced him, blazing like the sun before the dying prince, saying, "Do not confuse the laws and rules made between men for proper conduct with My conduct or the conduct I enjoin, nor yet engage in action on My behalf, except that I have explicitly commanded it."

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