CL 113 Lecture 28 4/8
CL 113 Lecture 28 4/8 CL 113LEC
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Lecture 28. 4/8 Karna Close friends with Duryodhana Does not know who is parents are—raised by a chariot driver Says that Duryodhana should go to war with his cousins Bhisma turns to Dhrtarastra to try to stop it; he is easily manipulated Krsna Cousin of Pandauas God in human form—Visnu in human form Khandava tract Plot of land brothers are given Bhima says to drain the swamp and build a palace on the tract o They build it—unlike any other kingdom—fruitful place Book 2 of Mahabharata: Assembly Hall Pandauas are in their new kingdom—ruled by the oldest son o Yudhisthira Magadha—neighboring kingdom; King Jarasamdha o Co-ruler of Magadha is Sisupala o Behaving badly—invading lands of neighboring kings and capturing them; offer them as human sacrifices to their patron deity: Siva o Siva ‘the destroyer’ (enemy of Visnu/Krsna) Krsna, Bhima, and Arjuna go to delegate the problem Bhima kills Jarasamdha Banquet to celebrate great king Yudhisthira is celebrated—king above kings Guest of honor: Krsna Sisupala is not happy Krsna lists 5 sins of Sisupala Five sins of Sisupala 1. Burned down city of Yadavas (without warning) 2. Attacked unsuspecting rajanyas on multiple occasions o Rajanyas ‘warrior kings’ 3. Stole a horse that was to be offered in the Asvamedha sacrifice for the king Vasudeva 4. On two occasions- stole women who had been promised to other men 5. The second occasion of stealing a woman who was not his Sisupala insults Krsna’s wife Krsna decapitates him—his life force escapes his body and is absorbed by Krsna Duryodhana (evil cousin) invites Yudhisthira over Yudhisthira is a (bad) gambler Discovers that he will be playing against a professional gambler= Sakuni o Uncle of Duryodhana (Gandhari’s brother) Yudhisthira loses everything o Stake of the finest elephants- he loses o Stakes100K female slaves—he loses o Stakes 100k male slaves—he loses o Stakes his kingdom—he loses o Stakes his brothers and then he bets himself o Lastly, he bets his wife He loses gold, chariots, elephants, slaves (male & female), his kingdom, his brothers, and his self, and his wife (Draupadi) Bhima freaks out o Blind king calls gambling match null & void—so Yudhisthira gets to keep everything he lost Overtaken by messenger on his way back and they are asked to go back for 1 more roll of dice o Sakuni says loser will lose kingdom for 13 years and loser must go about in disguise—in the 13 th year if he is recognized by the winner, then he loses his kingdom for another 12 years o He loses- they go into exile Book 3 of Mahabharata: Forest Similar to book 1 when the brothers had been disguised as student Brahmans after escaping from the burning house Book 4 of Mahabharata: Virata King of Matsya= Virata o He hires the Pandauas to work for him in the 13 th year Yudhisthira- disguises himself as a Brahman—master of games Bhima (large, violent man) disguises himself as a butcher, cook & wrestler Nakula-disguises himself as a man who takes care of horses Arjuna- disguises himself as a transvestite dance instructor Draupadi-disguised as a maid Sahadeva—disguises himself as a man who takes care of cattle Book 5 of Mahabharata: Effort th After the 13 years of living in disguise Ask for their kingdom back—Duryodhana pretends he doesn’t know what they are talking about Only solution= war o Lasts 18 days, fights 18 armies Battle of Kuruksetra Takes up books 6-10 of Mahabharata Book 6 of Mahabharata: Bhisma Bhisma becomes general of the army Karuva (bad guys) facing the Pandauas o Shot on battle field—body is filled with arrows as a pin cushion is filled with pins—he still lives Arjuna tells Krsna that he does not want to fight in the battle—he is afraid of killing people (esp. his old teacher) Bhagavadgita—words spoken to Arjuna (from Krsna) on the eve of the battle o Tells him that he must fight o Should not grieve—life will come again to the warrior who dies; death is inevitable
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