Yudhishthira, who till then had stood apart from the world so full of
untruth, suddenly became of the earth, earthy. He too desired victory and slipped into the
way of untruth and so his chariot came down to the common road of mankind.
When Drona heard that his beloved son had been slain, all his
attachment to life snapped, and desire vanished as if it had never been there. When the
veteran was in that mood, Bhimasena loudly spoke indicting him in harsh words:
"You brahmanas, abandoning thelegitimate functions of your Varna
and taking to the Kshatriya profession of arms, havebrought ruin to princes. If you
brahmanas had not gone astray from the duties belonging to you by birth, the princes would
not have been led to this destruction.
You teach that non-killing is the highest dharma and that the brahmana
is the supporter and nourisher of that dharma. Yet, you have rejected that wisdom which is
yours by birth, and shamelessly under- taken the profession of killing. It was our
misfortune that you descended to this sinful life."