Yudhisthira could have stopped Panadava Disaster during Dice game

All these Practices were established by Duryodhana during dice game episode

Yudhisthira, according to Mahabharata History, throughout his life remained a person, who always acted in the righteous path, as directed by Kshatriya rules. But righteousness doesn’t necessarily mean submissiveness. Aggressiveness of a Kshatriya is not a practice which is unrighteous. So, Yudhisthira was basically soft minded and heartily person, along with righteousness. However, if he would have been a little aggressive, he could have easily stopped the disaster of Pandavas during Dice Game and that also with just one single step. See How –

Mahabharata History says, that only one rule was set for the dice game. That rule goes like this – Both the parties must have equal strength to put stake and each stake of one must be equal to the other one. The first part of the rule has been broken from the very beginning. Yudhisthira was an emperor and Duryodhana was just a Prince. Hence they were not a match in that way. On other means, Capability of Putting stake of Duryodhana and Yudhisthira was not also equal. According to the Mahabharata history, the historic timing when Dhritarashtra arranged the gambling game through dice is when Yudhisthira was having treasure, which was equivalent to none.

Hence in that sense also, Duryodhana was never a match to Yudhisthira, even if the rules of the game is considered. But the trick, by applying which, Yudhisthira could have stopped the game at the very beginning, lies in the second part of the rule – stake of each player must be equivalent.

If, Krishna were in place of Yudhisthira, he would have taken this aggressive step for sure, as that would have stopped the dice game at the very beginning of its play. What trick that can be?

It’s very simple. According to the rule of dice game in Mahabharata history, each must put equal stake. Again, due to over confidence, Shakuni asked Yudhisthira to put the first stake. How can there be a better chance to stop the game? Simply by putting entire treasure as a whole in stake and challenging Duryodhana to proceed then only, when he can put equal treasure at stake would have stopped the game then and there.

Treasure, accumulated with Yudhisthira was huge and not even a fraction of the same was there with entire Hastinapura. So, while Yudhisthira would have placed the entire thing at stake in one chance and challenge Duryodhana for putting same stake, there was no chance for the Kaurava Prince to go ahead. He might have argued on that base, but Yudhisthira had to stick to the point – “I would stake with my entire property only. If you are capable to challenge it with your wealth then go ahead, or accept your defeat, before everyone.” That single step of him, could have changed the entire Mahabharata History and Dharma won’t have to see such a black day in the entire history of Dwapara era.

Yudhisthira along with all Pandava brothers never applied any trick of their own. Like a true religious person, who never can think of any covert, they lead their entire life. This is definitely one reason why Yudhisthira didn’t apply the trick. Moreover, entire Mahabharata history suggests that Yudhisthira always believed on heartily approach to anything. While all the Kauravas including Dhritarashtra were eager to damage the Pandavas by all means, then also Yudhisthira wished good for the Kauravas. In fact, this is a lesson of righteousness and virtue or Karma Yoga and Yudhisthira followed that only.

Further clarifying the reason why Yudhisthira didn’t apply that trick in Mahabharata history, he always went ahead in a formal or bookish style in all his attempts. And book suggests that the opponent must be given a chance to proof his righteousness. That again forced Yudhisthira to resist from applying any trick. And for that only, Dharma or virtue had to see such a day where sin wins dramatically over virtue. In fact, Krishna, throughout his life, said this word only. He tried to establish that to establish Dharma or virtue, tricks can be applied and there is no harm of virtue in that.

In fact, he established Virtue or Dharma at a higher level with his incarnation. He established the real meaning of Dharma, which essentially means welfare for the civilization. The ultimate goal of civilization is Salvation and to make that happen, virtue has to be established universally in society. Whatever should have been done to establish that and to remove the barricades of society towards salvation, is Dharma and even if the set of rules mentioned in books are followed that puts salvation of civilization at stake, then that set of rules also turns as Adharma.

They Key area of the Dice Game in Mahabharata History

Mahabharata History says, that only one rule was set for the dice game. That rule goes like this – Both the parties must have equal strength to put stake and each stake of one must be equal to the other one. The first part of the rule has been broken from the very beginning. Yudhisthira was an emperor and Duryodhana was just a Prince. Hence they were not a match in that way. On other means, Capability of Putting stake of Duryodhana and Yudhisthira was not also equal. According to the Mahabharata history, the historic timing when Dhritarashtra arranged the gambling game through dice is when Yudhisthira was having treasure, which was equivalent to none.

Hence in that sense also, Duryodhana was never a match to Yudhisthira, even if the rules of the game is considered. But the trick, by applying which, Yudhisthira could have stopped the game at the very beginning, lies in the second part of the rule – stake of each player must be equivalent.

The tricky part in dice game rule: Classic Mahabharata History

If, Krishna were in place of Yudhisthira, he would have taken this aggressive step for sure, as that would have stopped the dice game at the very beginning of its play. What trick that can be?

It’s very simple. According to the rule of dice game in Mahabharata history, each must put equal stake. Again, due to over confidence, Shakuni asked Yudhisthira to put the first stake. How can there be a better chance to stop the game? Simply by putting entire treasure as a whole in stake and challenging Duryodhana to proceed then only, when he can put equal treasure at stake would have stopped the game then and there.

Justifying the Historical Movement of Mahabharata History

Treasure, accumulated with Yudhisthira was huge and not even a fraction of the same was there with entire Hastinapura. So, while Yudhisthira would have placed the entire thing at stake in one chance and challenge Duryodhana for putting same stake, there was no chance for the Kaurava Prince to go ahead. He might have argued on that base, but Yudhisthira had to stick to the point – “I would stake with my entire property only. If you are capable to challenge it with your wealth then go ahead, or accept your defeat, before everyone.” That single step of him, could have changed the entire Mahabharata History and Dharma won’t have to see such a black day in the entire history of Dwapara era.

Why Yudhisthira didn’t do the trick?

Yudhisthira along with all Pandava brothers never applied any trick of their own. Like a true religious person, who never can think of any covert, they lead their entire life. This is definitely one reason why Yudhisthira didn’t apply the trick. Moreover, entire Mahabharata history suggests that Yudhisthira always believed on heartily approach to anything. While all the Kauravas including Dhritarashtra were eager to damage the Pandavas by all means, then also Yudhisthira wished good for the Kauravas. In fact, this is a lesson of righteousness and virtue or Karma Yoga and Yudhisthira followed that only.

Further clarifying the reason why Yudhisthira didn’t apply that trick in Mahabharata history, he always went ahead in a formal or bookish style in all his attempts. And book suggests that the opponent must be given a chance to proof his righteousness. That again forced Yudhisthira to resist from applying any trick. And for that only, Dharma or virtue had to see such a day where sin wins dramatically over virtue. In fact, Krishna, throughout his life, said this word only. He tried to establish that to establish Dharma or virtue, tricks can be applied and there is no harm of virtue in that.

In fact, he established Virtue or Dharma at a higher level with his incarnation. He established the real meaning of Dharma, which essentially means welfare for the civilization. The ultimate goal of civilization is Salvation and to make that happen, virtue has to be established universally in society. Whatever should have been done to establish that and to remove the barricades of society towards salvation, is Dharma and even if the set of rules mentioned in books are followed that puts salvation of civilization at stake, then that set of rules also turns as Adharma.

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