They wish to live in happiness under you. Treat them also as your sons and
devise an honourable solution, and the world will acclaim you," said Krishna.
Dhritarashtra said: "My friends know that I am not to blame. I
desire precisely what Madhava has stated but I am powerless. My wicked sons do not listen
to me. Krishna, I entreat you to advise Duryodhana."
Krishna turned to Duryodhana and said: "You are the descendant of
a noble line. Pursue the path of dharma. Your present thoughts are unworthy and befit only
men of low birth.
On account of you, this famous line is in danger of being destroyed. If
you listen to reason and justice, the Pandavas them selves will install Dhritarashtra as
king and you as the heir apparent. Make peace with them by giving them half the
Bhishma and Drona also pressed Duryo- dhana to listen to Govinda. But
Duryo- dhana's heart could not be softened."I pity Dhritarashtra and Gandhari whom
Duryo- dhana dooming to bereavement and desolation by his misdeeds," said Vidura.