Srimad Bhagavatam 10.79.27-29 - Synonym for Fate is Krishna (download mp3)
by Jayadvaita Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty
na laksyate jayo ’nyo va
viramatv aphalo ranah
Since you are so evenly matched in fighting prowess, I do not see how either of you can win or lose this duel. Therefore please stop this useless battle.
na tad-vakyam jagrhatur
duruktam duskrtani ca
[Sukadeva Gosvami continued:] They did not accept Lord Balarama’s request, O King, although it was logical, for their mutual enmity was irrevocable. Each of them constantly remembered the insults and injuries he had suffered from the other.
distam tad anumanvano
ramo dvaravatim yayau
Concluding that the battle was the arrangement of fate, Lord Balarama went back to Dvaraka. There He was greeted by Ugrasena and His other relatives, who were all delighted to see Him.
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti explains that the word distam, “fate,” indicates that the battle between Bhima and Duryodhana had been enjoined by Lord Krsna and set into motion by Him.