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SB 1.8 - Yudhiṣṭhira's bewilderment

Hearing the prayers of Kuntī composed in choice poetry, Kṛṣṇa smiled as if bewildered by prema, and this smile was as enchanting as His mystic power. Anything that is enchanting in the world is a representation of the Lord. The conditioned souls, who try to lord it over the material world, are also enchanted by the lord’s powers but His devotees are enchanted in a different way by the glories of the Lord, and His merciful blessings are upon them. No amount of chosen words is sufficient to enumerate His glories, and yet He is satisfied by such prayers as Kuntī’s.

Kṛṣṇa went away from the chariot stable and returned to Hastināpura. Entering the palace of Hastināpura, Kṛṣṇa informed the other ladies headed by Subhadrā of His departure to Dvārakā. But He was stopped by King Yudhiṣṭhira. Conquered by the loving service of His devotee, the Lord agreed to remain for a few more days. Yudhiṣṭhira was very much aggrieved because of the mass massacre of human beings in the battle of Kurukṣetra. He could not be consoled despite instructions by great sages headed by Vyāsa and the Lord Himself, and despite all historical evidence. Although Duryodhana was doing well in his administration, on the principle of justice, Yudhiṣṭhira had to replace him. And thus all the kings of the world became involved in the fight and about 640 million men were killed in the 18 days of the battle. This mass killing to enthrone Yudhiṣṭhira was mortifying, and the sages tried to convince the king that the fight was just because the cause was just.