"Grandsire, the world knows that you are a warrior who knows not
fear. The same is the case with Drona Kripa, Aswatthama, Kritavarma, Sudakshin,
Bhurisravas, Vikarna and Bhagadatta.
Death has no terror for these veterans. There is no doubt, the prowess
of these great warriors is limitless, even like your own.
All the Pandavas combined cannot defeat any one of you. What then is
the mystery behind this daily defeat of our army at the hands of the sons of Kunti?"
Bhishma replied: "Prince, listen to me. I have given you advice on
every occasion and told you what was good for you. But, you have always refused to follow
what your elders counselled you to do.
Again, I tell you that it is best for you to make peace with Pandu's
sons. For your good as well as for that of the world, that is the only course that should
be followed. Belonging to the same royal house, you can all enjoy this vast country as