DNA of Duryodhana
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.75.37-38 - DNA of Duryodhana (download mp3)
by Shreenathji Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
sthale ’bhyagrhnad vastrantam
jalam matva sthale ’patat
jale ca sthala-vad bhrantya
Bewildered by the illusions created through Maya Danava’s magic, Duryodhana mistook the solid floor for water and lifted the end of his garment. And elsewhere he fell into the water, mistaking it for the solid floor.
jahasa bhimas tam drstva
striyo nrpatayo pare
nivaryamana apy anga
My dear Pariksit, Bhima laughed to see this, and so did the women, kings and others. King Yudhisthira tried to stop them, but Lord Krsna showed His approval.
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti mentions that King Yudhisthira tried to check the laughter by glancing at the women and Bhima. Lord Krsna, however, gave approval with a gesture of His eyebrows. The Lord had come to the earth to remove the burden of wicked kings, and this incident was not unrelated to the Lord’s purpose.