Indian Philosophy (Vol. 2) by S. Radhakrishnan (Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan)

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I do not have a choice do I, Sir? When the Regent of Hastinapura decides which maiden is to be stolen as a bride for his nephew, what choice do we, who live on the borders of the great Indian empire, have? Do not perturb yourself… our resistance is at an end. Gandhara has been routed as you intended. ” Bhishma found he had lost the ability to speak. He looked into the distance, at the snowy slopes of the mountains and thought she could finish him off right now with a quick thrust of a dagger into his back.

Suyodhana did not relish the thought of going to the sabha. He prayed there were no heated debates taking place, as there had been twice in recent months. The first had been when the Grand Regent had decided to make Vidhura, the Prime Minister. Suyodhana had been sitting with his Uncle Shakuni, when the Grand Regent stood up to make that historic announcement. “Today is a special day for Hastinapura. ” The sabha had immediately erupted into an uproar. ” Dhaumya, a young Priest stood up and shouted over the din.

Yes Guruji,” cried Arjuna, while Suyodhana cursed himself silently for having forgotten. “You boys go and revise yesterday’s lessons. I will take my brother-in-law to Bhishma. So, how was the journey? Hey! Aswathama, you have grown. ” Kripa tried to catch the small boy who was hiding behind his mother. “Kripa, don’t touch him! He touched a Nishada boy,” said Drona. “What? ” Kripa grabbed the squealing Aswathama by his waist and threw him up into the air. Kripi, the boy’s mother, stood beaming, thankful that her brother had broken the tense scene.

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