Vaisampayana said,–“King Dhritarashtra, ascertaining the inclinations ofhis son and knowing that Fate is inevitable, did what I have said.
Vidura, however, that foremost of intelligent men, approved not hisbrother’s words and spoke thus, ‘I approve not, O king, of this commandof thine. Do not act so. I fear, this will bring about the destruction ofour race. When thy sons lose their unity, dissension will certainly ensueamongst them. This I apprehend, O king, from this match at dice.’
“Dhritarashtra said,–‘If Fate be not hostile, this quarrel will notcertainly grieve me. The whole universe moveth at the will of itsCreator, under the controlling influence of Fate. It is not free.Therefore, O Vidura, going unto king Yudhishthira at my command, bringthou soon that invincible son of Kunti.'”