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SB 1.9 - Bhīṣma's recollection of the Pāṇḍavas' suffering

Bhīṣma congratulated the Pāṇḍavas, and overwhelmed by love and affection, he shed tears of ecstasy. Bhīṣma recollected the terrible sufferings and injustices the Pāṇḍavas underwent for being the sons of religion personified. They managed to survive being protected by vipra (brāhmaṇas), dharma (religion) and acyuta (God). Thus Yudhiṣṭhira should not regret the great massacre of the battle. As long as a person is fully in cooperation with the wishes of the Lord, guided by the brāhmaṇas and Vaiṣṇavas and strictly following the religious principles, one has no cause for despondency, however trying the circumstances of life. Bhīṣma said that the king should not live his life in suffering since that is dangerous and improper. If others lived like that, that was their concern. The improper situation had arisen because of Viṣṇu, the mover and maintainer of the whole universe.