Dhrtarastra has unequal feeling for his own son and sons of His brother Pandu. This has lead to inhalation of his family. The lesson is very clear that human shall never have the feeling of “they belong to me and they does not belong to me”, this only brake peace and cause conflict. Though it was not expected that Pandu will fight, Dhrtarastra was eager to know what his sons and sons of his brother are doing in battle field. He wanted to know everything of battle field.

Sankumar S
5 min readMay 1, 2021

Dhrtarastra inquired! O Sanjaya, My sons and sons of pandu determined for war assembled in the “Dhramksetra” holy-place at Kuruksetra did what? (Bhagavad-Gita: 01/01)

Karawa and Pandava where brother of royal family. Karawa has cheated Pandava in gambling and has ceases their entire empire, humiliated their wife Dropadi in presence of all in court and forced Pandava to live in exile for twelve years and one year in secrete living totally unknown by the society. After completion of exile when Pandava asked to return their empire Karava refused to do so without war. Karawa were expecting that no one will support them because of fear of their power of global diplomacy and Pandu were religious therefore they will not like to fight war with own relative. Duryodhana has turn down all the proposals of peace making of several kings, saints and even Lord Krishna and humiliated them stubbornly. Pandu who were in the beginning hesitating to fight battle, with the development of various conditions and blessed by mother Kunti, people and Lord Krishna finally decided to fight war and received over willing support from several tribes across the world those who were oppressed by the dictator sovereignty of Karava and of many others who were having concern of it. These developments was unexpected and surprised for many including the camp of Karava and Dhrtarasta the father of Karava . Thus the disputes between the brothers merely become cause for world war between oppressor class and oppressed class under the shelter of Lord Krishna the Divine-God. Therefore one should read theistic science Bhagavad-Gita very scrutinizing according to the direction of speaker the Divine-God.

Kuruksetra is a place where several Demi-Gods, saints have performed religious ritual and King Kuru has also performed religious ritual therefore this holi place is called Kuruksetra. Kuruksetra was selected for battle by discussing with various knowledgeable people thinking that battle at holi place will allow people to perform war-form virtue and realize worldly and heavenly benefit.

While referring Kuruksetra it gives the feeling that the warning brothers have assemble to fight battle for territory. However, referring first “Dhramksetra” holy-place it builds relation with virtue. It is tradition to take the name of religion in initiating any deed. Following principle of religion in performing any deed including war facilitate execution of religious ritual and liberate the participants. The lesson of Mahabharata is that whatever human undertake deed it should take consider of religion, benefit of all, not for own pleasure and happiness and referring the subject of responsibility and irresponsibility to scriptures (16/24).

Agree on to fight war armies of both the camp of Karava and Pandava has reach battlefield. However materialistic demoniac Duryodhana was especially interested in war, with sole objective to enjoy kingdom and continue to do whimsical acts, at any cost and any means. Duryodhana has the nature to opt forbidden deed without any hesitating.

Dhrtarastra has unequal feeling for his own son and sons of His brother Pandu. This has lead to inhalation of his family. The lesson is very clear that human shall never have the feeling of “they belong to me and they does not belong to me”, this only brake peace and cause conflict. Though it was not expected that Pandu will fight, Dhrtarastra was eager to know what his sons and sons of his brother are doing in battle field. He wanted to know everything of battle field.

When war become certain, knowing in which several solders will die, Saint Vedvaysa gave special blessing to Sanjaya, a minister in court, with divine vision through which he can see event of far distance, know what is in the mind of people and can listen voice of people from distance, so that he can narrate the observed incidents to King Dhrtarastra who was blind. After ten day spending in battle field when Bhismapithama was wounded and lying upon the arrow bed, Sanjaya came to Hastinapur to share the information with King Dhrtarastra. On hearing the injury of Bhismapithama, Dhrtarastra became sad and asked all the information.

The battlefield of Kuruksetra, is also secret because from here only Divine-God has spoken the guideline of mankind. The word dharma-ksetra holi place is particularly significant because of presence of Divine-God personally in battle field in favor of Pandava. Dhrtarastra was fearful about the influence of holi place on the outcome of the battle. He was also alarmed of Pandava for being strong adherence of religion.

Human body is “ ksetra” or part of nature. The influence of property of “Satvik-Rajash-Tamsh” produced from nature keep on human to function. When there is influence of “devi” divine property the body become “Dhramaksetra” holi place otherwise the influence of ‘Asuri” demoniac property make human body “Kuruksetra”, the other meaning of Kuru is to do. As long human is influence by nature he is bonded with function. The “ ksetra” has been explain as comprising ten nerves-senses, mind, intelligence, ego, and abnormalities like affection, hate, greed, angry, violence, and “Satvik-Rajash-Tamsh Gun”. Body is a battelefild of divine-propert and demonac property. The world history is full of battles, those who won war of material world does not get victory over birth-death cycle. Those who control the mind and nature and realise the sivereignty beyond martal nature and enter into it he is the real winner. The Bhagwad Gita awaken the mind of human to understand the internal battel in nerves-mind and battle between people influenced by naturte and people those who know the nature and have renounced the nature.

Dhrtarastra attached with affection and hate etc. mentally also blind worried about the future of his stubborn sons was listening incidents of battle field from Sanjaya who was unattached from affection and hate etc. the delivery of Sanjaya was value based thus not as per the expectation Dhrtarastra.

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