The blind king pursued his thought: "Alas, why did we become a prey
to covetous- ness? It is not as though poverty drove us to it! Why did we take to the path
Instead of enjoying our boundless wealth in contentment we succumbed to
lust of power and possession and coveted what was not ours.
Wrong cannot but yield its bitter harvest! Arjuna has returned from
heaven with divine weapons. What could tempt one back to earth from heaven but the craving
for vengeance? And we have earned it!" These thoughts would haunt and give him no
Though Dhritarashtra was thus worried, Sakuni, Kama and Duryodhana were
giddily happy and found much pleasure in exulting congratulation of one another on their
Kama and Sakuni said to Duryodhana: "The kingdom which was in the
hands of Yudhishthira has become ours. We need no longer bum with jealousy."
Duryodhana replied: "O Kama, all that is true, but would it not be
a joy of joys to see with my own eyes the sufferings of the Pandavas and bring their
sorrow to a climax by a display of our happiness?