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2 hours agoAuthor: Pt. Vijayshankar Mehta
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story – The war between the Kauravas and the Pandavas had begun in the Mahabharata. Sri Krishna was the charioteer of Arjuna and Karni was the charioteer. Shalya was the maternal uncle of the Pandavas.
Among the five Pandavas, Yudhishthira was the son of Bhima and Arjuna Kunti. Nakula and Sahadeva were the sons of Madri. Shalya was Madri’s real brother. Those uncles belonged to Nakula-Sahadeva, but Yudhishthira, Bhima and Arjuna also considered him uncles. In the Mahabharata war, Shalya was on the side of the Kauravas. At that time Shri Krishna told the Pandavas, ‘Even though the maternal uncle is on the front side, we should take a little help from them. When Karna becomes the general, he has to become his charioteer. As a charioteer, you have to speak such things in front of Karna, make such a comment, so that he will be disappointed.
Admitting to Sri Krishna, the Pandavas surgically sought help in this regard. Shalya was fond of the Pandavas. They knew that the Pandavas were right. That is why they got ready for this work.
On the 16th and 17th of the war, Karna became the commander of the army, and Surgery became his charioteer. After this, whenever Karna would release the arrow, Surgical would say, ‘What is the big deal in this, it is wrong.’ Karna was disappointed with such comments. He becomes irritable and deviates from his goal.
Here, Shalya was not encouraging Karna and on the other hand Shri Krishna was praising Arjuna. The result was that Karna was killed and Arjuna won.
Karna was a worthy man, but he was with the wrong people. Sri Krishna had also tried to convince Karna, but Karna did not leave Duryodhana. If merit goes into the wrong hands, then it becomes very dangerous. Karna became a threat to the Pandavas by staying with Duryodhana. Then Shri Krishna planned that Karna would have to be disappointed and broken. When Karna is discouraged, then it will be easy to defeat and only then will religion prevail.
Learning – If a qualified person is in the company of wrong people then it is harmful to society and religion. He must explain and steer clear of the path of evil.