the beginning of their stay in the forest, Bhima and Draupadi used, on occasions, to argue
They would plead that only righteous anger
befitted a Kshatriya and that patience and for bearance under slights and insults were not
worthy of him.
They would quote weighty authorities and argue
vehemently in support of their contention. Yudhishthira would firmly reply that they
should abide by the promise they had made and that forbearance was the highest virtue of
Bhima was burning with impatience to attack and
kill Duryodhana immediately and win back the kingdom. He thought it unworthy of warriors
to continue to dwell tamely in the forest.
Bhima said to Yudhishthira: "You speak
like those who repeat Vedic mantras and are satisfied with the sound of the words though
ignorant of their meaning.