Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 76:30-33

Book 10: Seventy-six (Latter Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 76: Verses 30-33

What reply befitting my position shall I give to my uncle, Sri Balarama, and my father, Sri Krsna, when I see them and when they question me, now that I have cleverly managed to flee away from the battle-field? My sisters-in-law will laugh at me and openly say, 'Please do tell us, O warrior, how you lost your manliness in the encounter with your enemy'. The charioteer replied : 0 long-lived one, I did all this knowingly, considering it to be the proper duty of a charioteer. Lord, the rule of battle is that the charioteer should come to the rescue of the warrior when the latter's life is in danger, and similarly the warrior should save the life of the charioteer in peril. Cognizant of this rule, I removed you from the battle-field when I found that, struck by the enemy with a mace, you had sustained a fatal injury and fainted.

Thus ends the seventy-sixth discourse, bearing on the (Yadus') encounter with Salva, in the latter half of Book Ten of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita.


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