Now then my sons
Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say.
As far as sons go…You’re truly world class! Happy birthday!
All the sons of Dhrtarastra, along with their allied kings, and Bhisma, Drona, Karna — and our chief soldiers also — are rushingI see all people rushing full speed into Your mouths, as moths dash to destruction in a blazing fire. (11.29)
All the sons of Dhrtarastra along with their allied kings, and Bhisma, Drona and Karna, and all our soldiers are rushing into Your mouths, their heads smashed by Your fearful teeth. I see that some are being crushed between Your teeth as well. (11.26-27)
Listen to me now therefore, O you sons, and be attentive to the words of my mouth.
Dhrtarastra said: O Sanjaya, after my sons and the sons of Pandu assembled in the place of pilgrimage at Kuruksetra, desiring tofight, what did they do? (1.1)
No one would listen to you talk if they didn’t know it was their turn next.
When you listen, I know you’re really listening and not just waiting for your turn to talk.
Hard work spotlights the character of people: Some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some do not turn up at all.