Originally posted by _Vrish_
Originally posted by -RamSitaKiDasi-even yudhisthir learned dice from raja virata during 13 th year of exile, and he got boon from someone that after that, no one would be able to defeat him so guess even shakuni did not try.
The last was not exactly true - Virata may have taught Yudhisthir such that he wouldn't lose, but Shakuni didn't know it. That's why, following Drona's appointment as the senapati of the Kaurava army, Duryodhan asked him to capture Yudhisthir, but not kill him. The idea being that if captured, Yudhisthir could be made to play another game again, and if he lost, restart another 13 years of exile. The Pandavas and Krishna probably decided that it was important to punish Duryodhan, Dushashan, Karna and Shakuni, and therefore decided that Yudhisthir had to be protected. From days 11-14, Drona kept trying and failing to capture Yudhisthir so that Duryodhan could carry out his plan, and finally, on day 15, got killed.
I think the Pandavas should have played again, but this time w/ Krishna rolling the dice for them, just like Shakuni did for Duryodhan, and do it under the condition that if the Kauravas lost, Bhima would get to kill Duryodhan & Dushashan, Arjun Karna, and Sahadev Shakuni, and Dhritarashtra would have to step down from the throne and go into exile alone w/ Gandhari (no Kunti, no Vidura, no nobody).
If they had played again the whole purpose of the moral of the story of Vya's Mahabharat would have been lost
And Krishna was there Saarthi on there path of spiritual uploftment. Do you think it would have looked good if he had like Shakuni rolled the Dice
No Krishna was above all that
Edited by NandiniPS - 08 September 2011 at 7:48am