Death

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 21 Feb 2010 15:15 and updated at 21 Feb 2010 15:15

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.9.1164 And Ruru thereupon lifted up in anger his staff, even like to the staff of Death, for the purpose of killing it.
Mbh.1.41.2166 And Sringin said, That sinful wretch of a monarch who hath placed a dead snake on the shoulders of my lean and old parent, that insulter of Brahmanas and tarnisher of the fame of the Kurus, shall be taken within seven nights hence to the regions of Yama Death by the snake Takshaka, the powerful king of serpents, stimulated thereto by the strength of my words'
Mbh.1.41.2170 Seven days hence, Takshaka, the lord of snakes, shall take the sinful king to the horrible abode of Death'
Mbh.1.42.2235 He had heard all that had taken place, viz, that Takshaka, that first of snakes, would send that best of monarchs to the presence of Yama Death.
Mbh.1.66.3402 They are Bhaya fear, Mahabhaya terror, and Mrityu Death who is always engaged in slaying every created thing.
Mbh.1.76.4280 Having said this, the Brahmana Sukra, urged by Devayani, began to summon Kacha who had entered the jaws of Death.
Mbh.1.100.5690 And Santanu also, hearing of the extraordinary achievements of his son, became highly gratified and bestowed upon the high-souled prince the boon of death at will, saying, Death shall never come to thee as long as thou desirest to live.
Mbh.1.135.7268 And when Drona had plunged into the stream, a strong alligator, sent as it were, by Death himself seized him by the thigh.
Mbh.1.178.9136 And Adrisyanti beholding before her that the Rakshasa of cruel deeds, addressed Vasishtha in these words, full of anxiety and fear, O illustrious one, the cruel Rakshasa, like unto Death himself armed with his fierce club, cometh towards us with a wooden club in hand!
Mbh.1.198.9813 Death being suspended in the world, the number of human beings increased very greatly.
Mbh.2.8.350 And Agastya and Matanga, and Kala, and Mrityu Death, performers of sacrifices, the Siddhas, and many Yogins; the Prtris belonging to the classes, called Agniswattas, Fenapa, Ushampa, Swadhavat, and Verhishada, as also those others that have forms; the wheel of time, and the illustrious conveyer himself of the sacrificial butter; all sinners among human beings, as also those that have died during the winter solstice; these officers of Yama who have been appointed to count the allotted days of everybody and everything; the Singsapa, Palasa, Kasa, and Kusa trees and plants, in their embodied forms, these all, O king, wait upon and worship the god of justice in that assembly house of his.
Mbh.2.22.999 Death in battle is the sure cause of triumph like Indra's.
Mbh.2.41.1673 When Bhimasena began to grind his teeth in rage, the monarchs beheld his face resembling that of Death himself, at the end of the Yuga, prepared to swallow every creature.
Mbh.2.43.1718 O Bhima, what king is there on earth that would dare abuse me thus, as this wretch of his race, already possessed by Death, hath done to-day?
Mbh.3.35.1809 Death is sure to overtake every creature having a corporeal existence.
Mbh.3.48.2482 Who that is even beyond the influence of Death and Decay will be able to stay before Arjuna, when he will scatter his barbed and sharp-pointed arrows whetted on stone?
Mbh.3.86.4762 Urged by the sons of Dhritarashtra even as the wind urgeth the fire, Karna like unto the all-consuming fire at the end of the Yuga that is sent by Death himself, will, without doubt, consume my troops like unto a heap of straw.
Mbh.3.140.7160 And in swiftness, he is even as the wind, and in grace, as the moon, and in ire, he is the eternal Death himself.
Mbh.3.183.9146 To them, he replied, Death, O lords of men, hath no power over us!
Mbh.3.187.9290 It is for this, O learned Rishi, by the grace of God neither all-destroying Death, nor dotage that causeth the decay of the body, hath any power over thee!
Mbh.3.188.9479 And when the end of the Yuga cometh, assuming the fierce form of Death, alone I destroy all the three worlds with their mobile and immobile existences.
Mbh.3.230.11612 And the terrible-looking Yama too in company with Death marched with him.
Mbh.3.300.14786 Death itself is not fraught with such terrors for me as untruth!
Mbh.4.22.947 And the stupid Kichaka also, not knowing that it was Death that had assumed the form of a Sairindhri, returning home experienced the greatest delight.
Mbh.4.22.974 And as an insect approacheth towards a flaming fire, or a puny animal towards a lion, Kichaka approached Bhima, lying down in a bed and burning in anger at the thought of the insult offered to Krishna, as if he were the Suta's Death.
Mbh.4.55.2118 And they also regarded Vijaya, who was making a terrible slaughter around, to be none else than Death himself who having assumed the form of Arjuna, was slaying all creatures.
Mbh.5.40.2180 Death is never gratified even with entire living creatures.
Mbh.5.41.2223 said, O Dhritarashtra, O thou of the Bharata race, that ancient and immortal Rishi Sanat-sujata who, leading a life perpetual celibacy, hath said that there is no Death, that foremost of all intelligent persons, will expound to thee all the doubts, in thy mind, both expressed and unexpressed'
Mbh.5.42.2237 And the king questioned the Rishi saying, O Sanat-sujata, I hear that thou art of the opinion that there is no Death.
Mbh.5.42.2244 I say that ignorance is Death, and so the absence of ignorance Knowledge is immortality.
Mbh.5.42.2246 Death doth not devour creatures like a tiger; its form itself is unascertainable.
Mbh.5.42.2247 Besides this, some imagine Yama to be Death.
Mbh.5.48.2723 When pouring my blazing shafts incessantly, I will, like Death himself with mouth wide-open, destroy on all sides multitudes of cars and foot-soldiers, then will that wretch repent.
Mbh.5.51.2912 They that will rush to battle with Death himself in that human shape, are certainly doomed to destruction by the Supreme Ordainer, like animals within the lion's view.
Mbh.5.52.2972 Kiritin, appearing as a foe in battle, will vomit innumerable arrows and become irresistible like all destroying Death urged forward by the Supreme Ordainer.
Mbh.5.57.3171 All the kings of the earth too, consecrated by Death himself for sacrifice, will rush to the Gandiva, like so many moths into fire.
Mbh.5.68.3468 And I tell thee truly that glorious Being is alone the Lord of Time, of Death, and of this Universe of mobile and immobile objects.
Mbh.5.69.3495 They that are not contented with their own possessions, deprived of sense as they are by avarice and desire, they repeatedly become subject to Death in consequence of their own acts, like blind men falling into pits when led by the blind.
Mbh.5.73.3696 Death is even many times better than a life of blame.
Mbh.5.107.4952 Death is preferable to life as regards him who having enjoyed the wealth of friends through their friendship for himself, is unable to return their favour.
Mbh.5.112.5138 Death can never be brought about by one's effort.
Mbh.5.112.5139 Indeed, Death is God himself.
Mbh.5.168.7600 He, O monarch, will roam amid thy enemy's troops like Death himself.
Mbh.5.184.8292 Seeing all his weapons baffled, the high-souled son of Jamadagni then hurled at me a fierce lance, blazing like a meteor, with flaming mouth, filling the whole world, as it were, with its effulgence, and resembling the dart hurled by Death himself!
Mbh.5.187.8387 Extremely angry, that hero then, changing his position and drawing the bow-string with great strength, aimed at me a terrible shaft resembling all-destructive Death himself, and capable of grinding all foes!
Mbh.6.3.183 O king, Death himself hath been born in the shape of thy son.
Mbh.6.27.1286 Death in performance of one's own duty is preferable.
Mbh.6.34.1613 I am Death that seizeth all, and the source of all, that is to be.
Mbh.6.35.1674 The Holy One said, I am Death, the destroyer of the worlds, fully developed.
Mbh.6.45.2198 And Santanu's son himself, taking up a terrible bow that resembled the rod of Death, rushed, O king, on the field of battle, against Dhananjaya.
Mbh.6.45.2227 And at the same time he shot in that conflict a terrible arrow that was like a second rod of Death.
Mbh.6.47.2392 And beholding him rush to the fight with prowess equal to that of an infuriate elephant, seven car-warriors of thy side surrounded him on all sides, desirous of protecting the ruler of Madras who seemed to be already within the jaws of Death.
Mbh.6.47.2411 And he thus rescued the ruler of the Madras who had already entered the jaws of Death.
Mbh.6.48.2497 And smitten in that combat with arrows shot from Bhishma's bow, Sweta, leaving his bow on his abandoned car took up a dart decked with gold and taking up that terrible and fierce dart which resembled the fatal rod of Death and was capable of slaying Death's self.
Mbh.6.48.2499 Then loud cries of oh and alas arose among thy sons, O king, upon beholding that terrible dart resembling the rod of Death in splendour.
Mbh.6.50.2605 To live there is preferable to devoting these lords of earth to Death in the form of Bhishma.
Mbh.6.53.2768 And he cut off that terrible and blazing arrow coming towards him like his own Death, and also showered an arrowy downpour on Bharadwaja's son.
Mbh.6.54.2800 SECTION LIV Dhritarashtra said, How did the ruler of the Kalingas, that commander of a large division, urged by my son, and supported by his troops, fight in battle with the mighty Bhimasena of wonderful feats, that hero wandering over the field of battle with his mace like Death himself club in hand
Mbh.6.54.2906 This is Death himself that is fighting in Bhima's shape with the Kalingas'
Mbh.6.63.3411 And the terrible and slaughtering mace of Bhimasena, resembling the fierce bludgeon of Death and endued with the effulgence of Indra's bolt, looked like Pinaka of the angry Rudra while destroying living creatures.
Mbh.6.74.3939 That mighty car-warrior, however, cut off, those clouds of shafts shot by them resembling the fatal darts of Death or the very thunder in effulgence, before they could reach him
Mbh.6.81.4232 Bhima again, having penetrated into our Makara array which was strong as the thunder-bolt, afflicted me with his terrible shafts each resembling the rod of Death.
Mbh.6.85.4461 Having, O monarch, achieved this feat, Yudhishthira, the son of Dharma, began to slay thy troops like Death himself with wide-open mouth.
Mbh.6.86.4529 Behold Bhishma of terrible impetuosity scorching all my troops with his innumerable arrows of fierce energy and destroying everything in a moment like Death himself.
Mbh.6.86.4543 Then Jayadratha, with five hundred terrible arrows of keen points and each resembling the rod of Death, pierced Bhimasena from every side who was thus rushing impetuously at him, mace in hand.
Mbh.6.86.4547 Thereupon the Kauravas all around beholding that upraised mace resembling the rod of Death, forsaking thy brave son, fled away, desirous of avoiding its fall amongst them.
Mbh.6.87.4556 And they regarded Yudhishthira to be already within the jaws of Death.
Mbh.6.87.4564 Having cut off that long arrow resembling Death himself, Bhishma then slew in that battle the steeds, decked with gold, of that prince of Kuru's line.
Mbh.6.89.4681 Then, in the very sight of all the troops, Bhima despatched, with another broad-headed arrow, the mighty car-warrior Kundadhara to the domain of Death.
Mbh.6.89.4683 And the arrow killing Panditaka, entered the earth, like a snake impelled by Death quickly entering the earth after despatching the person whose hour had come.
Mbh.6.90.4740 Then in that battle Bhima excited with wrath, fell with great impetuosity upon the elephant division of the Kauravas and began to send many to the regions of Death.
Mbh.6.92.4878 Beholding him thus rushing like Death himself commissioned by the Destroyer, thy son Duryodhana, O king, shook not at all.
Mbh.6.97.5159 Then thy other sons, O monarch, fled away, regarding the mighty Bhimasena as Death himself.
Mbh.6.97.5168 That Atiratha, baffling with his weapons the weapons of those adversaries of his in that battle, despatched many prominent heroes of thy army to the abode of Death.
Mbh.6.103.5498 Pierced by Partha like Death himself at the end of the Yuga, they were unwilling to avoid Partha, resolved as they were on laying down their lives.
Mbh.6.105.5584 Those mighty car-warriors, while being slaughtered by Partha in that battle as if by Death himself at the end of the Yuga, all fled away from the field, O king struck with panic, Some abandoning their steeds, some abandoning, O sire, their cars, and others their elephants, fled away in all directions.
Mbh.6.105.5608 Beholding that irresistible dart, resembling Death himself, coursing towards him, that illustrious warrior of the Vrishni race baffled it by the celerity of movements.
Mbh.6.106.5649 Then that vanquisher of foes, the mighty-armed Bhima, beholding the king, in that great battle, staying within reach of Salya's car as if within the very jaws of Death, quickly proceeded to Yudhishthira's side.
Mbh.6.107.5660 And he pierced each of them with five sharp shafts, each of which resembled the rod of Death.
Mbh.6.109.5952 Him resembling an angry snake of virulent poison, or the Destroyer urged by Death himself, Sikhandin pierced with three shafts in the centre of the chest.
Mbh.6.110.5993 Roaring loudly like a lion, and repeatedly drawing the bow-string, and scattering showers of arrows, Partha careered on the field of battle like Death himself.
Mbh.6.111.6065 Then Partha, cutting off Dussasana's bow and splitting his car with three shafts, sped at him many fierce arrows resembling the darts of Death.
Mbh.6.115.6278 At this, the heroic warriors of the Pandava army, and Dhrishtadyumna the son of Prishata, rushed in battle against Bhishma who was advancing like Death himself with wide-open mouth.
Mbh.6.117.6342 Then in that battle, Arjuna's son, inflamed with wrath, hurled at Duryodhana's car a terrible dart resembling the rod of Death himself.
Mbh.6.117.6391 Then that slayer of hostile heroes, viz, the son of Prishata, excited with rage, hurled at Drona in that battle a mace resembling the rod of Death himself.
Mbh.6.120.6621 Of the touch of maces and spiked bludgeons, those arrows are destroying my vital forces like messengers of Death commissioned by the grim king himself.
Mbh.6.124.6905 Death from disease, O thou of Kuru's race, doth not become a Kshatriya!
Mbh.7.1.23 In consequence of thy folly and of thy son's and of the slaughter of Santanu's son, the Kauravas with all the kings seemed to be summoned by Death himself.
Mbh.7.2.64 When, however, the dreadful battle once more took place and the Kaurava divisions, urged on by the Kings, once more set up loud shouts, that bull among mighty car-warriors, viz, Karna, then addressed the great car-warriors of the Kaurava army and said words which caused them great delight: In this transient world everything is continually flitting towards the jaws of Death.
Mbh.7.2.77 That force in which are the twins, each resembling Yama himself, that force in which are Satyaki and the son of Devaki, that force is like the jaws of Death.
Mbh.7.2.102 If all-destroying Death himself with unremitting vigilance, were to protect Kiritin, still shall I slay him, encountering him in battle, or repair myself to Yama's abode by Bhishma's track.
Mbh.7.8.273 Indeed, the mighty Drona, though old, yet acting like a young man, careered like Death himself, O sire, amid the divisions of Pandu's son.
Mbh.7.9.311 He who was waited up-on by Brahmanas and princes desirous of instruction in the Vedas and divination and bowmanship, alas, how could he be taken away by Death?
Mbh.7.10.362 When that car-warrior of exceeding energy, viz, Vibhatsu, looking like a mass of clouds, came, emitting thunderbolts like the clouds themselves, shooting showers of arrows like Indra pouring rain, and making all the points of the compass resound with the slaps of his palms and the rattle of his car-wheels, when that hero whose bow was like the lightning's flash and whose car resembled a cloud having for its roars the rattle of its wheels when that hero came the whizz of whose arrows made him exceedingly fierce, whose wrath resembles an awful cloud, and who is fleet as the mind or the tempest, who always pierces the foe deep into his very vitals, who, armed with shafts, is terrible to look at, who like Death himself bathes all the points of the compass with human blood in profusion, and who, with fierce uproar and awful visage, wielding the bow Gandiva incessantly pours on my warriors headed by Duryodhana shafts whetted on stone and furnished with vultures' feathers, alas, when that hero of great intelligence came upon you, what became the state of your mind?
Mbh.7.10.369 Who were they that, reckless of their lives met Death himself, standing face to face with them, in the shape of Dhananjaya, who hath vanquished even superhuman combatants in battle?
Mbh.7.10.381 That foremost hero of the Vrishni race, that chief of all bowmen, that brave warrior in whom all accomplishments exist in a greater degree than in Dhananajaya himself, in whom are ever weapons and truth and Brahmacharya, who is equal to Vasudeva in energy and Dhananjaya in strength, who in splendour is equal to Aditya and in intelligence to Vrihaspati, viz, the high-souled Abhimanyu, resembling Death himself with wide-open mouth, O what heroes of my army surrounded him when he rushed towards Drona?
Mbh.7.11.403 In childhood, he also slew with his two bare arms, the Danava, in the form of a bull, of terrible deeds, and risen like Death himself unto all the kine.
Mbh.7.16.738 And afflicting also, with his arrowy showers, the other mighty car-warriors of the Pandavas, he stood in front of Yudhishthira's car, like all-destroying Death himself.
Mbh.7.18.838 Then those Samsaptakas once more returned to the field, with the Narayana cow-herds, resolved to fade Death himself
Mbh.7.21.963 And Satyajit shot at Drona's charioteer five arrows, fatal as snake-poison and each looking like Death himself.
Mbh.7.21.1020 Then many Pandava warriors, headed by Kunti's son, rushing at Drona, that mighty car-warrior consuming their divisions like Death himself, surrounded him on all sides.
Mbh.7.26.1379 Beholding that angry elephant advancing like Death himself, Janardana quickly moved his car in such a way as to keep the elephant on his left.
Mbh.7.27.1386 Sanjaya said, While Partha and Krishna were thus engaged with the ruler of the Pragjyotishas, all creatures regarded them to be very near the jaws of Death.
Mbh.7.50.2318 O Bharata, Death takes all viz, Gods and Dhanavas and Gandharvas without exception'
Mbh.7.50.2326 The significance of the word Death hath today been made intelligible, for these lords of earth, of terrible prowess, have almost all been dead.
Mbh.7.50.2329 A great doubt possesses me, viz, whence is Death?
Mbh.7.50.2330 Whose offspring is Death?
Mbh.7.50.2331 What is Death?
Mbh.7.50.2332 Why does Death take away creatures?
Mbh.7.50.2336 King Akampana, O monarch, I know, while in this world was afflicted with very great and unbearable grief on account of the death of his son, I will now tell these the excellent story about the origin of Death.
Mbh.7.50.2356 O illustrious one, who is this Death?
Mbh.7.51.2407 Issuing out of his body, she smilingly looked at those two lords of the universe and then set out for the southern quarter, Then Brahma, that controller of the creation and destruction of the worlds, called after her by the name of Death.
Mbh.7.51.2412 Thou lotus-lady, called Death, thus addressed by him reflected deeply, and then helplessly wept aloud in melodious accents.
Mbh.7.52.2431 Brahma said, O Death, thou hast been intended for achieving the destruction of creatures.
Mbh.7.52.2445 Leaving Brahma, without having agreed to destroy creatures, the damsel called Death speedily proceeded to the retreat called Dhenuka.
Mbh.7.52.2458 O Death, why dost thou undergo ascetic austerities so severe'
Mbh.7.52.2459 Thus addressed, Death said unto the divine Grandsire, Creatures, O Lord, are living in health.
Mbh.7.52.2467 Unto her the divine Brahman acquainted with the past, the present and the future, said, Thou shalt commit no sin, O Death, by slaying these creatures.
Mbh.7.52.2476 Brahman said, It will be, O Death, as thou sayest.
Mbh.7.52.2490 Narada continued, That damsel, seeing that she was persistently called by the name of Death, feared to act otherwise.
Mbh.7.52.2506 Death hath been ordained by the Creator himself for all creatures!
Mbh.7.52.2510 Death doth not kill any one, armed with her bludgeon!
Mbh.7.53.2524 SECTION LIII Sanjaya said, Hearing of the origin of Death and her strange acts, king Yudhishthira, humbly addressing Vyasa, once more said these words unto him'
Mbh.7.69.2980 Thou hast heard of the origin of Death, and her unexampled penances, as also the impartiality of her behaviour towards all creatures.
Mbh.7.70.3022 What warrior, deprived on his senses by Death ventured to slay that dear son of Subhadra, that favourite of Draupadi and Kesava, that child ever loved by Kunti?
Mbh.7.70.3067 Death is certain for heroes that do not retreat.
Mbh.7.72.3176 Thou hast also performed many sacrifices: Death cannot, therefore, be an object of terror to thee!
Mbh.7.78.3494 We bow to thee that hast a thousand heads, to thee that hast a thousand arms, to thee that art called Death!
Mbh.7.83.3647 How could they in battle venture even to gaze at that tiger among men viz, Arjuna, as he advanced like the all-destroying Death himself in fury, burning with grief on account of the slaughter of his son?
Mbh.7.83.3674 Seized by Death himself, that wicked-souled son of mine, rejecting my counsels, adopted those of Duhsasana and Karna.
Mbh.7.88.3922 The Abhishahas, the Surasenas, the Sivis, the Vasatis, the Mavellakas, the Lilithyas, the Kaikeyas, the Madrakas, the Narayana Gopalas, and the various tribes of the Kamvojas who had before been vanquished by Karna, all of whom were regarded as very brave, placing Bharadwaja's son at their head, and becoming regardless of their lives, rushed towards Arjuna, for resisting that angry hero, burning with grief on account of the death of his son, that warrior resembling all-destroying Death himself, clad in mail, conversant with all modes of warfare, prepared to throw away his life in thick of battle, that mighty bowman of great prowess, that tiger among men, who resembled an infuriate leader of elephantine herd, and who seemed ready to devour the whole hostile army.
Mbh.7.90.4069 And many terrible Yavanas and Paradas and Sakas and Valhikas, and Mlecchas born of the cow belonging to Vasishtha, of fierce eyes, accomplished in smiting looking like messengers of Death, and all conversant with the deceptive powers of the Asuras and many Darvabhisaras and Daradas and Pundras numbering by thousands, of bands, and together forming a force that was countless, began to shower their sharp shafts upon the son of Pandu.
Mbh.7.90.4081 And that river was as awful as Death itself at the end of the Yuga.
Mbh.7.92.4239 And people thought that in that dreadful battle, it was Death himself who was swallowing the warriors first stupefied by Dhrishtadyumna.
Mbh.7.100.4657 With some sharp-pointed shafts then, well-shot from his bow, and each of which resembled Death himself, Arjuna slew his antagonist's steeds and then his two Parshni charioteers.
Mbh.7.111.5368 O sire, I regard the assembled Kurus to be overtaken by Death himself.
Mbh.7.114.5593 That dart, however, fatal as Death, without touching the grandson of Sini, pierced through the latter's car and entered the earth with a fierce noise.
Mbh.7.122.6014 Beholding that heavy mace, endued with the strength of adamant and decked with gold, coursing towards him like Death, the son of Bharadwaja cut it off with many thousands of whetted arrows.
Mbh.7.126.6281 I do not, O son, behold him that can stay on the field of battle before Bhimasena armed with mace and resembling Death himself.
Mbh.7.126.6285 Who were they that surrounded Bhima in battle, beholding my sons slain by him one after another like Death himself cutting off all creatures?
Mbh.7.131.6554 Those blood-drinking shafts of golden wings, endued with great force illuminating the ten points as they coursed through the welkin, pierced the armour of the Suta's son, and drank his life-blood, O king, and passing through his body, sank into the earth and looked resplendent like angry snakes, O monarch, urged on by Death himself, with half their bodies inserted within their holes.
Mbh.7.132.6585 Who that is desirous of life will make a hostile advance against Pandu's son, Bhima, excited with wrath armed with terrible weapons and standing in battle like Death himself?
Mbh.7.136.6788 Then the mighty-armed and heroic Bhima, excited with rage, shot at Adhiratha's son an arrow resembling the rod of Yama or Death himself.
Mbh.7.143.7285 SECTION CXLV Sanjaya said, Hearing the twang, resembling the loud call of Death himself or the frightful peal of Indra's thunder, of Dhananjaya's bow, while he stretched it, that host of thine, O king, anxious with fear and exceedingly agitated, became like the waters of the sea with fishes and makaras within them, ruffled into mountain-like waves and lashed into fury by the hurricane that arises at the end of the Yuga.
Mbh.7.143.7296 Thus crushing the lives of his foes and their fame, Partha careered in that battle like Death in embodied form.
Mbh.7.143.7303 Strewn with infuriated elephants whose trunks or tusks had been cut off, with steeds deprived of hoofs or necks, with cars reduced to pieces, with warriors having their entrails drawn out and others with legs or other limbs cut off, with bodies lying in hundreds and thousands that were either perfectly still or moving unconsciously, we beheld the vast field, on which Partha battled, resembled the coveted arena of Death, O king, enhancing the terrors of the timid, or like the sporting ground of Rudra when he destroyed creatures in days of old.
Mbh.7.153.8209 Drawing the string to his ear, he quickly shot that fierce and excellent arrow resembling the rod of Death himself, aiming at Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.156.8414 Indeed, seeing that wonderful sea of troops, resembling Death himself, that benefactor of thy sons, viz, the mighty and fight-handed Karna, never vanquished in battle, O bull of Bharata's race, began, with clouds of shafts, to resist that force on all sides.
Mbh.7.163.8805 The arrowy downpours of those two warriors, both, excited with rage and resembling Death himself or the sun scattering his rays, were exceedingly terrible.
Mbh.7.163.8859 That dart blazing as a flame of fire, resembled the sister of Death.
Mbh.7.164.8885 The Suta's son, however, with many thousands of arrows, cut off that wheel coursing towards him like the uplifted wheel of Death.
Mbh.7.177.9649 During that cruel carnage of Kuru heroes, brought on by Death himself, during that extermination of Kshatriyas the Kaurava warriors suddenly broke and fled with speed, crying aloud, Fly, ye Kauravas!
Mbh.7.177.9673 Indeed, that dart, O king, which he had kept and adored for years for achieving the slaughter of Pandu's son in battle, that foremost of darts which Sakra himself had given to the Suta's son in exchange for the latter's ear-rings, that blazing and terrible missile twined with strings and which seemed to thirst for blood, that fierce weapon which looked like the very tongue of the Destroyer or the sister of Death himself, that terrible and effulgent dart, Naikartana, was now hurled at the Rakshasa.
Mbh.7.180.9836 Beholding that dart, therefore, rendered futile through Ghatotkacha, O bull amongst the Sinis, I regarded Dhananjaya today to have been rescued from within the jaws of Death.
Mbh.7.193.10679 Death in battle is always to be applauded.
Mbh.8.9.309 As regards Karna, how, indeed, could Death touch him, that hero equal unto Indra himself, while he was engaged in shooting his manifold celestial weapons?
Mbh.8.10.409 Having installed the son of Radha thus in the command of the army, thy son, urged on by Death, regarded himself as one who had his purpose accomplished.
Mbh.8.17.699 And he struck the son of Drona with innumerable shafts, each resembling the thunder or fire or the sceptre of Death.
Mbh.8.17.700 Endued with mighty energy, that achiever of fierce feats, Ashvatthama then pierced both Keshava and Arjuna with well-shot shafts which were inspired with great impetuosity and struck with which Death himself would feel pain.
Mbh.8.18.736 Indeed, the beast moved like the wheel of Death.
Mbh.8.18.757 Then his soldiers, encompassing Arjuna like the celestials encompassing Purandara, began to say, O hero, that foe of whom we had been frightened like creatures at the sight of Death himself, hath by good luck been slain by thee.
Mbh.8.23.954 The Kuru warrior, however, with his keen-edged sword, cut off into two fragments that shaft, bright as the rod of Death, as it coursed towards him.
Mbh.8.25.1085 That scimitar of the intelligent Sutasoma of the hue of the clear sky, as it was whirled by that hero, was regarded by Shakuni to be as fatal as the rod of Death.
Mbh.8.34.1680 The Brahmana's rod, the rod of Death, Rudra's rod, and Fever became the protectors of the sides of that car and stood with faces turned towards all sides.
Mbh.8.37.1950 Remembering that Drona in great battle, I tell you truly, listen to me, ye Kurus, there is none amongst you, save myself, that is competent to bear the advancing Arjuna, that warrior who resembles Death himself in his fiercest form.
Mbh.8.37.1952 When even that high-souled one had to succumb to Death, I regard all the others of our army, strengthless and on the point of death.
Mbh.8.37.1972 If Death himself, that universal consumer, were to protect with vigilance the son of Pandu in battle, I would still encounter him in fight and either slay him or myself go to Yama's presence following Bhishma.
Mbh.8.40.2123 That I should lay down my life in this clash of arms is my foremost wish, desirous as I am of heaven through Death.
Mbh.8.42.2286 O Shalya, ever keeping Death or victory in battle before me, I shall today fight with Dhananjaya.
Mbh.8.47.2609 With his steeds white as pigeons, the son of Prishata, equal in splendour to the Sun or the Moon, armed with bow, looked resplendent like Death himself in embodied form.
Mbh.8.49.2715 At last checked by the Pandus, the Pancalas, and the Kekayas, all of whom were desirous of rescuing the king, Karna could not succeed in passing them over, like Death that is unable to vanquish persons conversant with Brahma.
Mbh.8.51.2896 Then the mighty-armed Bhima of great strength, taking up a terrible parigha, twined round with hempen cords and decked with gold and resembling a second bludgeon of Death himself, and desiring to slay Karna outright, hurled it at him with a loud roar.
Mbh.8.54.3068 Deprived of his shield, O monarch, and placed under Kripa's power Shikhandi still rushed, sword in hand, towards Kripa, like a sick man towards the jaws of Death.
Mbh.8.56.3159 Beholding on the other hand, the prowess of thy son, the great car-warriors all regarded the twin sons of Madri to be in the presence of Death.
Mbh.8.59.3423 O mighty-armed one, O crusher of foes, rescue the son of Prishata, who is now within the jaws of Drona's son as if within the jaws of Death himself
Mbh.8.59.3434 Thus provoked, Partha, in that battle, sped at Drona's son, a long shaft that resembled a second rod of Death, or rather, Death himself.
Mbh.8.60.3452 I regard Kunti's son Yudhishthira, thus brought under the influence of Duryodhana, to be already within the jaws of Death or already poured as a libation on the sacrificial fire.
Mbh.8.67.3906 The Prabhadrakas also, O king, having approached Karna, are like persons that have entered the wide open jaws of Death.
Mbh.8.73.4371 Even thus, O Partha, during the progress of this awful battle, the Kauravas, with their steeds and carwarriors and elephants, encountering Bhimasena and thee, O son of Pandu, have from hence repaired to the region of Death.
Mbh.8.76.4595 Bhima said, Behold, O Suta, today this awful battle in which everything will be shrouded with my impetuous arrows sped fiercely from my bow and, mangling all my foes, and in consequence of which the very sun will disappear from the field, making the latter resemble the domains of Death!
Mbh.8.83.5060 Thus addressed, thy son sped at Bhima with great force a fierce dart resembling Death itself.
Mbh.8.83.5079 Death has rescued thee from my hands
Mbh.8.90.5702 Then Arjuna sped ninety arrows, each resembling the rod of Death at Karna.
Mbh.8.91.5831 Meanwhile the diadem-decked and high-souled Arjuna, recovering his senses, took up a shaft, fatal as the rod of Death, and called anjalika.
Mbh.8.91.5853 Having said these words Dhananjaya let off that terrible shaft for the destruction of Karna, that arrow fierce and efficacious as a rite prescribed in the Atharvan of Angiras, blazing with effulgence, and incapable of being endured by Death himself in battle.
Mbh.8.93.5972 Death in battle is fraught with happiness.
Mbh.9.3.212 Death in battle, therefore, is for our good.
Mbh.9.3.213 Death in the field of battle while engaged in fight according to Kshatriya practices is pleasant.
Mbh.9.5.347 Death on one's bed at home is highly sinful.
Mbh.9.11.693 Resembling the very bludgeon of Yama, impending upon the head of the foe like kala-ratri Death Night, exceedingly destructive of the lives of elephants and steeds and human beings, twined round with cloth of gold, looking like a blazing meteor, equipped with a sling, fierce as a she-snake, hard as thunder, and made wholly of iron, smeared with sandal-paste and other unguents like a desirable lady, smutted with marrow and fat and blood, resembling the very tongue of Yama, producing shrill sounds in consequence of the bells attached to it, like unto the thunder of Indra, resembling in shape a snake of virulent poison just freed from its slough, drenched with the juicy secretions of elephants, inspiring hostile troops with terror and friendly troops with joy, celebrated in the world of men, and capable of riving mountain summits, that mace, with which the mighty son of Kunti had in Kailasa challenged the enraged Lord of Alaka, the friend of Maheshvara, that weapon with which Bhima, though resisted by many, had in wrath slain a large number of proud Guhyakas endued with powers of illusion on the breasts of Gandhamadana for the sake of procuring Mandara flowers for doing what was agreeable to Draupadi, uplifting that mace which was rich with diamonds and jewels and gems and possessed of eight sides and celebrated as Indra's thunder, the mighty-armed son of Pandu now rushed against Shalya.
Mbh.9.14.854 Furrowing his brow into three lines, and licking the corners of his mouth with his tongue, he looked at Suratha in rage and then rubbed his bow-string and sped a keen cloth-yard shaft that resembled the fatal rod of Death.
Mbh.9.17.1000 Then the Pandus, the Pancalas, and the Somakas, filled with rage, encompassed that hero who was thus slaughtering their troops like all-destroying Death.
Mbh.9.17.1051 King Yudhishthira the just, in that battle, carefully hurled that dart which resembled kala-ratri the Death Night armed with the fatal noose or the foster-mother of fearful aspect of Yama himself, and which like the Brahmana's curse, was incapable of being baffled.
Mbh.9.19.1235 Death in battle, while struggling according to Kshatriya practices, is fraught with happiness!
Mbh.9.43.3109 Then Yama gave him two companions, both of whom resembled Death, Unmatha and Pramatha, possessed of great energy and great splendour.
Mbh.9.63.4568 Death comes to all beings in course of time.
Mbh.10.8.503 Covered all over with blood, he seemed then to be Death himself commissioned by time.
Mbh.11.2.88 Death drags all creatures, even the gods.
Mbh.11.7.304 Death is certainly disliked by all creatures, O Bharata!
Mbh.11.11.467 Death in battle at the end or edge of weapons has been said by the ancients to be the highest end that a Kshatriya can obtain.
Mbh.11.12.513 Understanding that thou wert filled with rage, O bull of Bharatas race, I dragged the son of Kunti away from within the jaws of Death.
Mbh.12.7.219 Filled with envy and a hankering for all earthly objects, and influenced by wrath and pleasure, all of them, betaking themselves to the highway of Death, have repaired to the regions of Yama.
Mbh.12.13.533 As regards the man again who lives in the forest upon wild fruits and roots, but whose attachment to things of the earth has not ceased, such a one, O king, lives within the jaws of Death.
Mbh.12.17.765 By penances, by Brahmacharya, by study of the Vedas, the great Rishis, casting off their bodies, proceeded to regions that are above the power of Death.
Mbh.12.28.1273 Decrepitude and Death, like a pair of wolves, devour all creatures, strong or weak, short or tall.
Mbh.12.72.4130 Death, decrepitude, and sorrow, are not there.
Mbh.12.74.4184 Unto his foes the king should always be like Death, with the rod of chastisement uplifted in his hands.
Mbh.12.96.5398 Death on a bed of repose, after ejecting phlegm and urine and uttering piteous cries, is sinful for a Kshatriya.
Mbh.12.121.6904 Death was made the lord of life and all living things, and Fire was appointed as the lord of all things possessed of energy.
Mbh.12.121.6909 Time, possessing the seeds of both destruction and growth, was made the sovereign of all creatures as also of the four portions of Death viz, weapons, diseases, Yama, and acts and lastly of grief and joy.
Mbh.12.138.8135 Birth and Death happen in the same way.
Mbh.12.152.9121 In pride of youth or in helpless infancy bearing the weight of years or lying in the mother's womb, every one is subject to be assailed by Death.
Mbh.12.173.10426 This wrath that dwells in the bodies of men and is born in their minds, is spoken of by the wise as Death.
Mbh.12.173.10437 Death has been at my door.
Mbh.12.174.10470 The son said, Death is that by which the world is assailed.
Mbh.12.174.10473 When I know that Death tarries for none but approaches steadily towards every creature, how can I pass my time without covering myself with the garb of knowledge
Mbh.12.174.10476 Death comes to a man before his desires have been gratified.
Mbh.12.174.10477 Death snatches away a person when he is engaged in plucking flowers and when his heart is otherwise set, like a tigress bearing away a ram.
Mbh.12.174.10479 Let not this Death come to thee.
Mbh.12.174.10480 Death drags its victims before their acts are accomplished.
Mbh.12.174.10482 Death does not wait to see whether the acts of its victim have all been accomplished or not.
Mbh.12.174.10483 Who knows that Death will not come to him even today?
Mbh.12.174.10489 Like a tiger bearing away a sleeping deer, Death snatches away the man addicted to the gratification of desire and engaged in the enjoyment of sons and animals.
Mbh.12.174.10490 Before he has been able to pluck the flowers upon which he has set his heart, before he has been gratified by the acquisition of the objects of his desire, Death bears him away like a tiger bearing away its prey.
Mbh.12.174.10491 Death overpowers a man while the latter is stilt in the midst of the happiness that accrues from the gratification of desire, and while, still thinking, This has been done; this is to be done; this has been half-done'
Mbh.12.174.10492 Death bears away the man, however designated according to his profession, attached to his field, his shop, or his home, before he has obtained the fruit of his acts.
Mbh.12.174.10493 Death bears away the weak, the strong, the brave, the timid, the idiotic, and the learned, before any of these obtains the fruits of his acts.
Mbh.12.174.10495 As soon as a creature is born, Decrepitude and Death pursue him for effecting his destruction.
Mbh.12.174.10497 The attachment which one feels for dwelling in villages and towns in the midst of fellowmen is said to be the very mouth of Death.
Mbh.12.174.10503 Nothing can resist the messengers Disease and Decrepitude of Death when they advance except Truth which devours Untruth.
Mbh.12.174.10506 Both Immortality and Death are planted in the body.
Mbh.12.174.10507 One comes to Death through ignorance and loss of judgment; while Immortality is achieved through Truth.
Mbh.12.174.10508 I shall, therefore, abstain from injury and seek to achieve Truth, and transgressing the sway of desire and wrath, regard pleasure and pain with an equal eye, and attaining tranquillity, avoid Death like an immortal.
Mbh.12.180.10888 Death is dragging all creatures who are surely destined to fall into orders of existence they deserve and who are surely liable to enjoy or suffer that which has been ordained as the consequence of their acts.
Mbh.12.189.11337 They are also tortured by Death, imprisonment, and diverse other griefs of that kind, and by the sorrows, attending on hunger and thirst and toil.
Mbh.12.191.11441 Death comes there at the proper season.
Mbh.12.217.13172 Death, therefore, means the flight from the body of something that is different from the body.
Mbh.12.236.14653 Of these, the former are superior in consequence of their knowledge of what is meant by Birth and Death
Mbh.12.256.15535 Then, O king, the puissant Selfborn, the original cause of all the worlds, saluted her and said, O Death, slay these creatures of the universe.
Mbh.12.256.15540 Thus addressed, the goddess, Death, adorned with a garland of lotuses, began to reflect sorrowfully and shed copious tears.
Mbh.12.257.15562 The Grandsire said, O Death, thou hast been intended by me for the destruction of all creatures.
Mbh.12.257.15568 Thus addressed, O thou of Mighty arms, the lady called Death, O conqueror of hostile cities, spoke not a word, but humbly stood there with her eyes upturned towards the puissant Lord of all creatures.
Mbh.12.257.15573 It has been heard by us that when that unconquered and illustrious lord subdued his wrath, the lady called Death went away from his side.
Mbh.12.257.15574 Leaving Brahman's side without having promised to accomplish the destruction of living creatures, Death quickly proceeded, O king, to the sacred spot known by the name of Dhenuka.
Mbh.12.257.15576 After she practised such exceedingly severe austerities in that place, Brahman of great energy once more said unto her, Do thou accomplish my behest, O Death'
Mbh.12.257.15590 Frightened at the prospect of demerit she prayed the Grandsire for being excused of obedience to his command, the Grandsire silenced her, and once more addressed her, saying, No demerit will accrue, O Death!
Mbh.12.257.15599 The great God, without relenting, again, said unto her, O Death, do thou kill men.
Mbh.12.257.15607 Thus addressed, that lady, called by the name of Death, became afraid of Brahman's curse and answered him, saying, Yes'
Mbh.12.257.15609 Those tears that Death had shed are the diseases by which the bodies of men become afflicted.
Mbh.12.257.15619 It was thus, O monarch, that Death was created by the Self-born and it is in this way that she cuts off duly all living creatures when their hours come.
Mbh.12.276.16904 The son said, The world is assailed by Death.
Mbh.12.276.16908 The son said, The world is assailed by Death.
Mbh.12.276.16912 When I know that Death does not wait here for any one but snatches all away suddenly and without notice, how can I possibly wait for his coming thus enveloped in a coat of Ignorance and heedlessly attending to my concerns?
Mbh.12.276.16914 Death encounters one in the very midst of one's concerns, before the attainment of one's objects, finding one as unmindful as a person while engaged in plucking flowers
Mbh.12.276.16916 Death does not wait, mindful of one's having done or not done one's acts.
Mbh.12.276.16918 See that Death, who is irresistible, may not overcome thee before you accomplish thy acts.
Mbh.12.276.16919 Who knows that Death will not come to one this very day?
Mbh.12.276.16920 Before one's acts are completed, Death drags one away.
Mbh.12.276.16926 Him possessed of sons and animals, and with mind devotedly attached to them, Death seizes and runs away like a tiger bearing away a sleeping deer
Mbh.12.276.16927 While one is still engaged in winning diverse objects of desire, and while still unsatiated with one's enjoyment, Death seizes one and runs away like a she-wolf seizing a sheep and running away with it.
Mbh.12.276.16928 This has been done, this remains to be done, this other is half done, one may say thus to oneself; but Death, unmindful of one's desire to finish one's unfinished acts, seizes and drags one away.
Mbh.12.276.16929 One that has not yet obtained the fruit of what one has already done, amongst those attached to action, one busied with one's field or shop or house, Death seizes and carries away.
Mbh.12.276.16930 The weak, the strong; the wise, the brave, the idiotic, the learned, or him that has not yet obtained the gratification of any of his desires, Death seizes and bears away.
Mbh.12.276.16931 Death, decrepitude, disease, sorrow, and many things of a similar kind, are incapable of being avoided by mortals.
Mbh.12.276.16933 As soon as a creature is born, Decrepitude and Death come and possess him for his destruction.
Mbh.12.276.16934 All these forms of existence mobile and immobile, are possessed by these two viz, Decrepitude and Death.
Mbh.12.276.16936 The delight that one feels of residing in the midst of men is the abode of Death.
Mbh.12.276.16942 Restraining all one's senses and looking upon all creatures with an equal eye, one should vanquish Death with the aid of Truth.
Mbh.12.276.16943 Both Immortality and Death are planted in the body.
Mbh.12.276.16944 Death is encountered from folly, and Immortality is won by Truth.
Mbh.12.276.16945 Transcending desire and wrath, and abstaining from injury, I shall adopt Truth and happily achieving what is for my good, avoid Death like an Immortal.
Mbh.12.279.17216 It is for this, O grandsire, that he was happy and did not yield to grief in view of his coming Death.
Mbh.12.288.18108 When thy relatives are carried away by Death in thy very sight and in spite of even thy utmost efforts to save them, that circumstance alone should awaken thee.
Mbh.12.297.18531 Death at the hands of one that is equal or of a superior is laudable, but not that at the hands of one that is low, or of one that is a coward, or of one that is a wretch.
Mbh.12.297.18533 Death at the hands of one that is sinful, or of one that is of low birth and wicked conduct, O king, is inglorious and leads to hell.
Mbh.12.297.18564 Death follows birth in respect of all men.
Mbh.12.298.18625 Death waits for no man.
Mbh.12.298.18626 When man is constantly running towards the jaws of Death, the accomplishment of righteous acts is proper at all times.
Mbh.12.298.18646 Like a snake devouring air, Death wanders in this world made up of days and nights in the form of Decrepitude and devours all creatures.
Mbh.12.298.18669 Death, which is irresistible, aided by Time which brings about the destruction of life, leads all creatures to their end like wind scattering the dust of sawed timber
Mbh.12.300.18815 Neither Yama, nor the Destroyer, nor Death himself of terrible prowess, when angry, ever succeeds in prevailing over the Yogin, O king, who is possessed of immeasurable energy.
Mbh.12.301.18919 Death is its storm-wave.
Mbh.12.318.19961 He cast off all ordinary duties and their derelictions, Virtue and Vice, Truth and Falsehood, Birth and Death, and all other things appertaining to the principles produced by Prakriti.
Mbh.12.321.20395 Having Desire and Wrath and Death for its fierce monsters, and owning birth for its vortex.
Mbh.12.321.20396 Do thou cross, with the raft of Righteousness, the world that is affected by Death and afflicted by Decrepitude, and upon which the thunder-bolts constituted by days and nights are falling incessantly.
Mbh.12.321.20397 When death is seeking thee at all moments, viz, when thou art sitting or lying down, it is certain that Death may get thee for his victim at any time.
Mbh.12.321.20400 Death snatches away one that is still engaged in earning wealth and still unsatisfied in the indulgence of his pleasures.
Mbh.12.321.20428 Alas, thou art ever blind also to that which brings Death on its train viz, decrepitude and old age
Mbh.12.321.20446 Do thou seek to attain that one only treasure so that thou mayst not have to grieve at the recollection after Death of thy former deeds good and bad all of which are characterised by error
Mbh.12.321.20457 Do thou earn that wealth which has no fear from either kings or thieves, and which one has not to abandon even at Death.
Mbh.12.321.20462 Do not think that thou shouldst first enjoy all kinds of pleasures and then turn thy heart on Emancipation, for before thou art satiated with enjoyment thou mayst be overtaken by Death.
Mbh.12.321.20505 Death does not wait for any one, to see whether one has or has not accomplished one's task.
Mbh.12.321.20508 When, therefore, the world is thus afflicted by Death, do thou, with thy whole heart, achieve righteousness, aided all the while by unswerving patience.
Mbh.12.328.20937 That wind which takes away the life of all living creatures when the proper hour comes, whose track is followed by Death and Surya's son Yama, which becomes the source of that immortality which is attained by Yogins of subtile sight who are always engaged in Yoga meditation, by whose aid the thousands of grandsons of Daksha, that lord of creatures, by his ten sons, succeeded in days of old in attaining to the ends of the universe, whose touch enables one to attain to Emancipation by freeing oneself from the obligation of returning so the world, that wind is called by the name of Paravaha.
Mbh.12.329.20998 Those persons that become attached to sons and spouses and relatives meet with destruction at last, even as wild elephants sunk in the mire of a lake are gradually weakened till overtaken by Death.
Mbh.12.330.21108 Like a tiger seizing and running away with its prey, Death seizes and runs away with the man that is employed in such unprofitable occupation and that is still unsatiated with objects of desire and enjoyment.
Mbh.12.338.21695 Thou art he who is divested of all attributes, who is the Witness of all the worlds, who is called Kshetrajna, who is the foremost of all Beings, who is Infinite, who is called Purusha, who is the great Purusha, who is the foremost of all Purushas, who is the soul of the three attributes, who is called the Foremost, who is Amrita nectar, who is called Immortal, who is called Ananta Sesha, who is Space who is without beginning, who is both Manifest and Unmanifest as existent and not-existent things, who is said to have his home in Truth who is the first of gods Narayana, who is the giver of wealth or of the fruits of acts, identified with Daksha and other Lords of the Creation, who is the Aswattha and other big trees, who is the four-headed Brahman, who is the Lord of all created Beings, who is the Lord of Speech who is the Lord of the universe or Indra, who is the all-pervading Soul, who is the Sun, who is the breath called Prana, who is the Lord of the waters viz, Varuna, who is identifiable with the Emperor or the King, who is identifiable with the Regents of the several points of the compass, who is the refuge of the universe when it is dissolved in the final destruction who is Undisplayed unrevealed, who is the giver of the Vedas unto Brahman, who is identifiable with the sacrifices and Vedic studies achieved by Brahmanas with the aid of their bodies, who is identifiable with the four principal orders of the deities, who is every one of those four orders, who is possessed of effulgence, who is possessed of great effulgence, who is he unto whom the seven largest offerings in sacrifices are presented with the Gayatri and other sacred mantras, who is Yama, who is Chitragupta and the other attendants of Yama, who is called the wife of Yama, who is that order of the deities called Tushita, who is that other order called Mahatushita, who is the universal grinder Death, who is desire and all diseases that have been created for aiding the advent of Death, who is health and freedom from disease, who is subject to desire and passions, who is free from the influence of desire and passions, who is Infinite as exhibited in species and forms, who is he that is chastised, who is he that is the chastiser, who is all the lesser sacrifices like Agnihotra and others, who is all the larger sacrifices like those called Brahma, etc,
Mbh.13.1.37 Who would go to the interminable regions of Death by slaying this living creature'
Mbh.13.2.188 This intelligent prince of blazing energy took the vow, O lord, of conquering Death by leading the life of even a householder.
Mbh.13.2.237 Thou hast conquered Death, and attained to the highest of all felicities, and by thy own power of mind, attaining to the speed of thought, thou hast risen above the power of the five elements!
Mbh.13.2.240 Death and Soul, all the worlds, all the elements, intellect, mind, time, and space as also desire and wrath, were all conquered.
Mbh.13.2.244 I have now recited to thee, my son, this excellent story as to how Death was conquered of old by a householder.
Mbh.13.17.2112 Thou art the universal slayer in the form of Death.
Mbh.13.18.2793 And he said unto me, Thou shalt be freed from sin and thou shalt be invincible in battle; Death himself shall not succeed in overcoming thee for thou shalt be freed from disease,
Mbh.13.62.6056 That man who having promised to make a gift of earth does not actually make it, or who having made a gift takes it back, has to pass a long time, in great misery in consequence of being tied with the noose of Varuna at the command of Death.
Mbh.13.83.7432 Neither Death, nor Decrepitude, nor fire, can overcome its denizens.
Mbh.13.116.10413 Death, O Bharata, is a calamity or evil unto all creatures.
Mbh.13.116.10414 When the time comes for Death, a trembling of the whole frame is seen in all creatures.
Mbh.13.117.10473 Death is felt by all creatures to be fraught with pain.
Mbh.13.149.12531 He whose acts are never futile, He that cleanses those that worship Him, those that hear of Him and those that think of Him, He that is endued with pre-eminent energy and strength, He that transcends Indra in all attributes, He that accepts all His worshippers, He that is the Creation itself in consequence of His being the Causes thereof, He that upholds His self in the same form without being ever subject to birth, growth, or death, He that sustains all creatures in their respective functions in the universe, He that controls the hearts of all creatures CLI, CLXII; He that deserves to be known by those who wish to achieve what is for their highest good; He who is the celestial physician in the form of Dhanwantari, or He who cures that foremost of all diseases, viz, the bonds that bind one to the world; He that is always engaged in Yoga; He that slays great Asuras for establishing Righteousness; He that is the Lord of that Lakshmi who sprang from the ocean when it was churned by the deities and the Asuras, or, He that cherishes both the goddesses of prosperity and learning; He that is honey in consequence of the pleasure He gives to those that succeed in having a taste of him; He that transcends the senses or is invisible to those that turn away from Him; He that is possessed of great powers of illusion manifested in His beguiling Mahadeva and the deities on many occasions; He that puts forth great energy in achieving mighty feats; He that transcends all in might CLXIII, CLXXII; He that transcends all in intelligence; He that transcends all in puissance; He that transcends all in ability; He that discovers the universe by the effulgence emanating from his body; He whose body is incapable of being ascertained by the eye or any other sense organ of knowledge; He that is possessed of every beauty; He whose soul is incapable of being comprehended by either deities or men; He that held on his back, in the form of the vast tortoise, the huge mountain, Mandara, which was made the churning staff by the deities and the Asuras when they set themselves to churn the great ocean for obtaining therefrom all the valuables hid in its bosom; or, He who held up the mountains of Govardhana in the woods of Brinda for protecting the denizens of that delightful place, who were especial objects of His kindness, from the wrath of Indra who poured incessant showers for days together with a view to drowning every thing CLXXIII, CLXXX; He that can shoot His shafts to a great distance, piercing through obstruction of every kind; He that raised the submerged Earth, having assumed the form of the mighty Boar; He on whose bosom dwells the goddess of Prosperity; or He that is identical with Kama, the lord of Rati; He that is the Refuge of those that are righteous; He that is incapable of being won without thorough devotion; or, He that is incapable of being immured or restrained by any one putting forth his powers; He that is the delight of the deities, or, He that is the embodiment of fullness of joy; He that rescued the submerged Earth; or He that understands the hymns addressed to him by His devotees; He that is the Master of ell eloquent persons or He that dispels the calamities of all those who know him CLXXXL, CLXXXVIII; He that is full of blazing effulgence He that suppressed the afflictions of His adorers; or, He that assumes the form of Yama, the universal Destroyer, for chastising all persons that fall away from their duties; He that assumed the form of a Swan for communicating the Vedas to the Grandsire Brahman; or, He that enters into the bodies of all persons; He that has Garuda, the prince of the feathery denizens of the welkin, for His vehicle; He that is the foremost of snakes in consequence of His identity with Sesha or Ananta who upholds on his head the vast Earth, or, He that has the hood of the prince of snakes for His bed while He lies down to sleep on the vast expansion of water after the dissolution of the universe; He whose navel is as beautiful as gold; He that underwent the severest austerities in the form of Narayana at Vadari on the breast of Himavat; He whose navel resembles a lotus; or, He from whose navel sprang the primeval lotus in which the Grandsire Brahma was born; He that is the Lord of all creatures CLXXXIX, CXCVII; He that transcends death; or, He that wards off Death from those that are devoted to him; He that always casts a kind eye on His worshippers; or, He that sees all things in the universe; He that destroys all things; or, He that drenches with nectar all those that worship Him with single-minded devotion; He that is the Ordainer of all ordainers; or, He that unites all persons with the consequences of their acts; He that himself enjoys and endures the fruits of all acts, or, He that assumed the form of Rama, the son of Dasaratha, and going into exile at the command of His sire made a treaty with Sugriva the chief of the Apes for aiding him in the recovery of his kingdom from the grasp of his elder brother Vali in return for the assistance which Sugriva promised Him for recovering from Ravana His wife Sita who had been ravished by that Rakshasa and borne away to his island home in Lanka, He that is always of the same form; or, He that is exceedingly affectionate unto His worshippers; He that is always moving; or, He that is of the form of Kama who springs up in the heart of every creature; He that is incapable of being endured by Danavas and Asuras or, He that rescued His wife Sita after slaying Ravana, or, He that shows compassion towards even Chandalas and members of other low castes when they approach Him with devotion, in allusion to His friendship, in the form of Rama, for Guhaka the chief of the Chandalas, inhabiting the country known by the name of Sringaverapura; He that chastises the wicked; or, He that regulates the conduct of all persons by the dictates of the Srutis and the Smritis; He whose soul has true knowledge for its indication; or, He that destroyed Ravana, the foe of the gods, having assumed the form of Rama that was full of compassion and other amiable virtues; He that destroys the foes of the deities or, He that slays those who obstruct or forbid the giving of presents unto deserving persons CXCVII, CCVIII; He that is the instructor in all sciences and the father of all; He that is the instructor of even the Grandsire Brahma; He that is the abode or resting place of all creatures; He that is the benefactor of those that are good and is free from the stain of falsehood; He whose prowess is incapable of being baffled; He that never casts his eye on such acts as are not sanctioned or approved by the scriptures; He that casts his eye on such acts as are sanctioned or approved by the scriptures; or, He whose eye never winks or sleeps; He that wears the unfading garland of victory called by the name of Vaijayanti; He that is the Lord of speech and that is possessed of great liberality insomuch that He rescued the lowest of the low and the vilest of the vile by granting them His grace CCLX, CCXVIII; He that leads persons desirous of Emancipation to the foremost of all conditions, viz, Emancipation itself; or, He that assumes the form of a mighty Fish and scudding through the vast expanse of waters that cover the Earth when the universal dissolution comes, and dragging the boat tied to His horns, leads Manu and others to safety; He that is the leader of all creatures; or, He that sports in the vast expanse of waters which overwhelm all things at the universal dissolution; He whose words are the Veda and who rescued the Vedas when they were submerged in the waters at the universal dissolution; He that is the accomplisher of all functions in the universe; He that assumes the form of the wind for making all living creatures act or exert themselves; or, He whose motions are always beautiful, or, who wishes His creatures to glorify Him; He that is endued with a thousand heads; He that is the Soul of the universe and as such pervades all things; He that has a thousand eyes and a thousand legs; CCXIX, CCXXVI; He that causes the wheel of the universe to revolve at His will; He whose soul is freed from desire and who transcends those conditions that invest Jiva and to which Jiva is liable; He that is concealed from the view of all persons that are attached to the world; or, He that has covered the eyes of all persons with the bandage of nescience; He that grinds those that turn away from him; He that sets the days a-going in consequence of His being identical with the Sun; He that is the destroyer of all-destroying Time itself; He that conveys the libations poured on the sacred fire unto those for whom they are intended; or, He that bears the universe, placing it on only a minute fraction of His body; He that has no beginning; or, He that has no fixed habitation He that upholds the Earth in space in the form of Sesha, or, rescues her in the form of the mighty boar or supports her as a subtil pervader CCXXVII, CCXXXV; He that is exceedingly inclined to grace, insomuch that He grants happiness to even foes like Sisupala; He that has been freed from the attributes of Rajas passion and Tamas darkness so that He is pure or stainless Sattwa by itself; or, He that has obtained the fruition of all His wishes; He that supports the universe; He that feeds or enjoys the universe; He that is displayed in infinite puissance; He that honours the deities, the Pitris, and His own worshippers; He that is honoured or adored by those that are themselves honoured or adored by others; or, He whose acts are all beautiful and enduring; He that accomplishes the purposes of others; or, He that is the benefactor of others; He that withdraws all things unto Himself at the universal dissolution; or, He that destroys the foes of the deities or of His worshippers; He that has the waters for his home; or, He that is the sole Refuge of all creatures or He that destroys the ignorance of all creatures CCXXXVI, CCXLVI; He that is distinguished above all, He that cherishes the righteous, He that cleanses all the worlds, He that crowns with fruition the desires of all creatures, He whose wishes are always crowned with fruition, He that gives success to all, He that bestows success upon those that solicit Him for it CCXLVII, CCLVI; He that presides over all sacred days; or, He that overwhelms Indra himself with His own excellent attributes, He that showers all objects of desire upon His worshippers, He that walks over all the universe, He that offers the excellent flight of steps constituted by Righteousness unto those that desire to ascend to the highest place; He that has Righteousness in His abdomen; or, He that protects Indra even as a mother protects the child in her womb; He that aggrandises His worshippers, He that spreads Himself out for becoming the vast universe, He that is aloof from all things though pervading them; He that is the receptacle of the ocean of Srutis CCLVII, CCLXIV; He that is possessed of excellent arms ie, arms capable of upholding the universe; He that is incapable of being borne by any creature, He from whom flowed the sounds called Brahman or Veda, He that is the Lord of all Lords of the universe, He that is the giver of wealth, He that dwells in His own puissance, He that is multiform, He that is of vast form, He that resides in the form of Sacrifice in all animals, He that causes all things to be displayed CCLXV, CCLXXIV, He that is endued with great might, energy, and splendour; He that displays Himself in visible forms to His worshippers, He that scorches the unrighteous with His burning energy, He that is enriched with the sixfold attributes of affluence, etc,
Mbh.13.160.13410 He is Chandramas; he is Isana; he is Surya; he is Varuna; he is Time; he is the Destroyer; he is Death; he is the Day and the Night; he is the fortnight; he is the seasons; he is the two twilights; he is the year.
Mbh.13.161.13454 Employed in his legitimate function, he it is That is regarded as the Death that resides in the bodies of all creatures.
Mbh.16.2.59 Many birds appeared, impelled by Death, that were pale of complexion but that had legs red of hue.
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Jijith Nadumuri Ravi
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Reference:- Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, translated to English by Kisari Mohan Ganguli; Source of Plain Text: www.sacred-texts.com; Wikified at AncientVoice.

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