and Sakuni went to Dhrita- rashtra. Sakuni opened the conversation. He said: "O king,
Duryodhana is wan with grief and anxiety. You are paying no attention to his unbearable
sorrow. Why this unconcern?"
Dhritarashtra who doted on his son embraced
Duryodhana and said: "I do not see why you should be disconsolate. What is here that
you already do not enjoy? The whole world is at your feet.
When you are surrounded by all kinds of
pleasures like the very gods, why should you pine in sorrow? You have learnt the Vedas,
archery, and other sciences from the best of masters.
As my first born, you have inherited the
throne. What is left you to wish for? Tell me."
Duryodhana replied: "Father, like anybody
else, rich or poor, I eat and cover my nakedness, but I find life unbearable. What is the
use of leading such a life?"