Dhrta'rashtra' and Dhrta'Hari' - Part 2

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.

This is in continuation of the previous offering titled "Dhrtarashtra and DhrtaHari" wherein we were meditating on verse 1.1. of Bhagavad Gita. We were seeing the reasons as to why Dhrtarashtra was having fear and doubts. Now we shall see further.

3) Dhrtarashtra was anxious that his sons might loose the war and even die. He knew that his sons were at fault for all the mishaps and were on the adharma side. Fighting the battle in the holy place will not be favorable for them and they are bound to be defeated.

So if we are not "Dhrta-Hari" then we are bound to be haunted by fear, doubt and anxiety always.

4) Dhrtarastra uses the word maamaka which means my party (sons). This shows that he did not treat the Kauravas and Pandavas equally and discriminated the Pandavas. This showed his attachment towards his own sons and it is the root cause of the fratricidal war. Maharaj says that, "when dual mind is there, destruction is bound to happen."  In Srimad Bhagavatam verse 3.29.26 Lord says,

ātmanaś ca parasyāpi yaḥ karoty antarodaram
tasya bhinna-dṛśo mṛtyur vidadhe bhayam ulbaṇam

As the blazing fire of death, I cause great fear to whoever makes the least discrimination between himself and other living entities because of a differential outlook.

In whole of Gita we find that apart from Krishna, Arjuna and Sanjaya also spoke few verses. But as soon as Dhrtarashtra said, "maamaka", he didn't get any more chance to speak.

If we keep discriminating Krishna says He will appear as blazing fire of death. So for our own well being - it is good to surrender unto the Lord and treat everyone equally. The quality of equivision or samadrshi is very dear to the Lord and He mentions in many verses in Gita that He is very pleased with those who have equal vision. If we do not follow religious principles, then we will also be wiped out by Krishna, like how he wiped out the Kauravas in the battlefield of Kurukshetra.

Hare Krishna
Thank you very much
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva
Kalacakra Krsna das