Now then my sons
Now then, my sons, listen to me And do not depart from the words of my mouth.
Listen to me now therefore, O you sons, and be attentive to the words of my mouth.
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)
My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings.Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart.
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)
Sanjaya said: O King, after looking over the army arranged in military formation by the sons of Pandu, King Duryodhana went to histeacher and spoke the following words. (1.2)
Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil.