Oh worthless man, sole cause of our destruction,the whole world has
condem- ned your act when, by sorcery you made it appear as if the sun had set, and made
Jayadratha, the Sindhu king, believe that the day was over and he was past danger, and
thus he was slain when he was off his guard."
Thus did Duryodhana pour hisdenunciation against Krishna and then,
exhausted by the pain of his wounds and the violence of his rage, he fell prostrate again.
"Son of Gandhari," said Krishna, "why do you let your
anger add to the pain of your last -moments? It is your own misdeeds that have brought
about your end. Do not attribute it to me. Bhishma and Drona had to die on account of your
So also were you the cause of the death of Karna and others. Need I
recount all the wrongs that you were guilty of against the sons of Pandu? What punishment
can be too severe for the great out rage, which you inflicted on Draupadi?
The animosities and passions that resulted from your misdeeds can not
be made ground for condemning others. All the deceptions and lapses you charge us with
were forced on us by reason of your wicked conduct. You have paid off on the battlefield
the debt incurred by your greed.