Dharmaputra was care-worn with solicitude to avoid a quarrel at all costs, Duryodhana was
burning with jealousy at the thought of the prosperity of the Pandavas which he had
witnessed in their capital during the R4jasuya sacrifice.
Duryodhana saw unprecedented wealth, attractive
and sight eluding crystal doors and many pieces of exquisite artistry in the court-hall of
Yudhishthira, all suggestive of great prosperity.
He also saw how glad the kings of many
countries were to become the allies of the Pandavas. This gave him unbearable grief. He
was so absorbed in sorrow at the prosperity of the Pandavas that he did not at first hear
Sakuni who was by his side, speaking to him.
Sakuni asked: "Why are you sighing? Why
are you tormented with sorrow?"
Duryodhana replied: "Yudhishthira,
surrounded by his brothers, is like Indra, the king of gods. Before the very eyes of the
assembled kings Sisupala was slain and not one of them had the courage to come forward to