||And having spoken those words, the wise Dhritarashtra endued with knowledge, reflecting with the aid of his wisdom and desirous of saving his relatives and friends from destruction, began to console Krishna, the princess of Panchala, and addressing her, the monarch said, Ask of me any boon, O princess of Panchala, that thou desirest, Chaste and devoted to virtue, thou art the first of all my daughters-in-law.
||And sighing frequently, and weeping again and again, he inquired about my welfare and afterwards said these words, Chaste women, although fallen into distress, yet protect themselves and thus certainly secure heaven.
||And repressing his sorrow, the king who was burning in grief, said again these words, in accents choked with tears: Chaste women, though overtaken by calamity, yet protect themselves, and thereby secure heaven.
||Chaste as thou art, and always engaged in observing virtuous vows, thou knowest not what is sin.
|Reference:- Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, translated to English by Kisari Mohan Ganguli; Source of Plain Text: www.sacred-texts.com; Wikified at AncientVoice.