MAN pursues madly the object of his desire untilit is got. When it is in
his possession, he is soon sated, but he becomes the slave of ever-fresh longings and
fresh griefs and finds no peace.
Although to fight and to kill his enemies is a Kshatriyas dharma, what
joy can one gets out of power and position and wealth acquired by slaughter and grief
inflicted on brothers and near relations?
It was this that Arjuna pointed out in his powerful plea before Krishna
when the battle commenced. Krishna in answer, explained the principles of man's activities
and the proper discharge of one's duties.
But, what Arjuna felt and argued had also a great deal of force and
there was more truth in it than appeared on the surface. The Pandavas defeated the
Kauravas and became the unquestioned sovereigns of the land.
They took up their duties and discharged them according to dharma. But,
they found not in victory, the joy that they had expected.