Subscribe now. Sadhguru Wisdom taps into Sadhguru’s talks, quotes, podcasts, books, articles – to bring you an easy access to his wisdom on topics that matter to you. Krishna goads him nevertheless. Arjuna and Karna were fighting each other. Moreover, Krishna very well knows the reason behind Draupadi having five husbands (Lord Shiva’s boon, etc.). So Karna is fighting Arjuna; a lot of drama happens. Krishna tells Arjuna, "Arjuna, you always thump your chest and say that Karna is your birth rival and take pride in killing him, but do you know that you have killed a dead snake? Karna knows they are going to lose the overall battle. Karna bent his head in shame but again tried to take out the wheel from the mind. But for him, the only thing that really matters is to have the glory of ending a man’s life who is believed to be the greatest kshatriya ever – Arjuna. As the king of gods, you will lose your reputation. He says, “With all this muscle, what are you going to do? Because I find a verse in the Mahabharata where Krishna himself tells Arjuna that He considers Karna to be equal to Arjuna and perhaps superior. Forget Serials , as per the real epic Suyodhan/Duryodhan was a skilled Archer too - who was praised by Swayam Bhagwan Krishna in front of Arjun . Arjuna would shoot his arrow and impact of these arrows were so much that Karna’s chariot would go back by 25-30 feet. Forget Serials , as per the real epic Suyodhan/Duryodhan was a skilled Archer too - who was praised by Swayam Bhagwan Krishna in front of Arjun . Krishna tells Arjuna to take advantage of the situation and shoot Karna. Krishna on Suyodhan. Get alerts on Sadhguru's latest videos, his schedule, Isha events, and more. He is finished.” So next day morning, they get Karna in a way that is not usually approved. Krishna retorts, “Your integrity is wasted on a man without integrity. Karna was one of the bravest warriors in the Mahabharata. In Chapter 3, Krishna tells Arjuna that he must practice Karma Yoga, the path of selfless service, in order to achieve his spiritual goal.. Some say it happened after the death of Karna when Krishna reveals it to the Pandavas. And when you are helpless and unprotected as my cow was when you killed it, just like that, you will die.”. He knew how Arjuna nourished a wound in his heart since the time Karna insulted Draupadi and suggested her disrobing. Still, he wants glory. Karna refused the advice of his own father sun-god, his mother Kunti, and even Krishna. But by then, nothing is approved or disapproved. Shalya fights bravely, but Yudhishthira kills him on that day. I have come here to die for you. Eighteen days of war are over. The Shakti will not save my life – that is doomed anyway. Krishna asks, “What are you waiting for?” “No, let him release his chariot wheel.” Krishna’s patience is running out. Karna (Sanskrit: कर्ण, IAST: Karṇa), also known as Vasusena, Anga-raja, and Radheya, is one of the major characters of the Hindu epic Mahābhārata. But then, certain people went berserk, and they decimated both the armies quite drastically. So many people tried to kill him before he could walk. And when you are helpless and unprotected as my cow was when you killed it, just like that, you will die.”. If I want, I will take off your head. A flurry of arrows were being exchanged and even Gods were witnessing it. He is the spiritual son of the Vedic deity- Surya ("sun god") and princess Kunti (queen of the Pandavas), and thus a demigod of royal birth.Kunti was granted the boon to bear a child with desired divine qualities from the gods … Krishna says, “Break his bow.” Arjuna breaks it. Yudhisthira did not think so. Anyway, they already think I am a Ranchor, a coward, a thief, all kinds of things. It will save your reputation.” The man is always strutting with a certain glory about himself. Who will survive? Krishna to Arjuna : "Vasudeva said, ‘O Dhananjaya! They make the same demand, and Karna's soldiers tell him the same answer. But by then, nothing is approved or disapproved. Anyway, they already think I am a Ranchor, a coward, a thief, all kinds of things. But I feel strange love for you, and I want to protect your reputation. So Krishna takes him to Karna's place. I will fight.”. Not evil, just a big mistake he is. Karna and Duryodhana are inseparable like Krishna and Arjuna. Not evil, just a big mistake he is. Krishna is aiding Arjuna mentally and spiritually, explaining him that it is his duty to … Both of them got what they wanted. In this story, we look at the basis behi…. Suyodhana has OVERTAKEN US. Karna says, “I have not come here to win the war; I have not come here to rule; I have not come here to get a kingdom. He is finished.” So next day morning, they get Karna in a way that is not usually approved. Still, Krishna says, “It does not matter what people think of me. Arjuna aimed at him and Karna was reminded of Parasurama’s curse. He hesitates. Today you have won immortal fame with the arms you gave me. Krishna on Suyodhan. Karna is carrying the bondage of curses in his life. In the process, Pandava soldiers also die in big numbers. Then Karna’s wheel goes down. So Karna is fighting Arjuna; a lot of drama happens. Krishna says, “When he is standing totally unarmed, just take off his head.” Arjuna takes off his head. Krishna in Mahabharata – Treachery at Kurukshetra, Of the many aspects of Krishna in Mahabharata, one of the most confusing is his use of deceit during the war. This is the most dastardly thing. With this one astra, he can kill Arjuna; he is saving it for Arjuna. Seeing this indiscriminate, non-stop killing, seeing themselves killing indiscriminately, many of them lost heart or lost their mind – whichever way, they ran away. Karna was always his assurance. Editor’s Note : A version of this article was originally published in the Forest Flower magazine, January 2019. Krishna to Arjuna : "Vasudeva said, ‘O Dhananjaya! Sri Krishna then tells Arjuna that Karna has no right to talk about war rules and religion, whereas he himself did not follow any war rules and religion at the time of Abhimanyu slaughter. Ghatotkacha, Bhima’s son, is let loose. Duryodhana looks at this and says, “This night, the Kaurava army will end.” He tells Karna, “Use the Shakti; kill this giant.” Karna hesitates because he is saving the Shakti astra for Arjuna. Then Karna defeats Bhima and taunts him, too. Karna bent his head in shame but again tried to take out the wheel from the mind. Once Krishna comes to know Karna used up the Shakti, he tells Arjuna, “Tomorrow morning, you must get Karna. It is said that when Karna defeated Yudhishthira during the war, Sahadeva took him to the camp to treat the injured Yudhishthira. Throughout his lifetime, Karna had to fight against misfortunes galore.Karna was born to Kunti, before her marriage with Pandu. Suddenly, all the occult powers are gone, and it is a normal battle once again. Let them think one more thing.” He takes his Sudarshana Chakra and says, “I will finish the war today.” Then Arjuna says, “Don’t do this. In the story, these names are given when Prince Uttara of Matsyaasks Arjuna to prove his identity. Your name will be tainted forever. But what is the use of taking off the head of a child? Once that is done, the Pandava army is on a rampage, and the Kauravas are completely decimated. Behold. Though he fought from the Kouravas' side, yet he was very dear to Lord Krishna because of his innocent heart. Krishna says, “Break the chariot.” So Arjuna breaks the chariot. Everyone is doing whatever they want. Once Krishna comes to know Karna used up the Shakti, he tells Arjuna, “Tomorrow morning, you must get Karna. But then, certain people went berserk, and they decimated both the armies quite drastically. He only gained half knowledge which was entering the Chakravyuh. Then, Krishna tells Arjuna to kill Karna. Karna took charge of the Kaurava army. At least give me your Shakti astra so that people in the future will feel that Indra did some exchange. He grew up with cows, dung while Karna grew up hearing noise of swords, chariots, horses, bow, and arrows. He is finished.” So next day morning, they get Karna in a way that is not usually approved. He fought on his behalfagainst his own brothers during the Kurukshetra war. 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