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Krishna tried to.
Sama, Dana, Bheda, Danda - neeti - are the 4 types of bringing about reconciliation between two enemies, to be followed in that order preferably.

When Duryodhana said he wouldn't return Pandavas kingdom after 13 years as per agreement during Dice game, Pandavas send Krishna as messenger to Kauravas to talk samadhaan (diplomatic dialogue). When Duryodhana refuses, Krishna asks him to gift (Dana) 5 cities, or 5 villages, or 5 houses, or at least a house with 5 rooms. He still refuses.

Now, Krishna knows Duryodhana is ready to go to war because he feels he can rely on Karna as his biggest strength/weapon. So, Krishna goes to Karna, tells him the true story of his birth, that his mother is Kunti, and Pandavas are his younger brothers, and asks him to join his side (Bheda)

Karna however says he is 'indebted' to Duryodhana since he gave him Anga desh as gift during Pandavas 'graduation' ceremony where Karna was insulted that he could not participate in Dhanur Vidya exhibition/competition, as he was charioteer's son.
So, he refuses to join Pandavas' side.

So finally, Krishna takes up punishment (Danda), and orchestrates Kurukshetra war.

Also, just because two people are brothers does not mean they should not fight if one of them is doing Adharma. In previous Avatara, Shri Rama showed this twice - Vali vs. Sugriva, Vibhishana vs. Ravana. He didn't tell Sugrive that he should not fight with his brother Vali, or Visbhishana that he should not fight with his brother, Ravana.. because Rama always takes side of Dharma, irrespective of being one's brother or any other relation.

We all have free will.
God can show us the path, but if we refuse to walk the path, he won't force us to.

Krishna tried to.
Sama, Dana, Bheda, Danda - neeti - are the 4 types of bringing about reconciliation between two enemies, to be followed in that order preferably.

When Duryodhana said he wouldn't return Pandavas kingdom after 13 years as per agreement during Dice game, Pandavas send Krishna as messenger to Kauravas to talk samadhaan (diplomatic dialogue). When Duryodhana refuses, Krishna asks him to gift (Dana) 5 cities, or 5 villages, or 5 houses, or at least a house with 5 rooms. He still refuses.

Now, Krishna knows Duryodhana is ready to go to war because he feels he can rely on Karna as his biggest strength/weapon. So, Krishna goes to Karna, tells him the true story of his birth, that his mother is Kunti, and Pandavas are his younger brothers, and asks him to join his side (Bheda)

Karna however says he is 'indebted' to Duryodhana since he gave him Anga desh as gift during Pandavas 'graduation' ceremony where Karna was insulted that he could not participate in Dhanur Vidya exhibition/competition, as he was charioteer's son.
So, he refuses to join Pandavas' side.

So finally, Krishna takes up punishment (Danda), and orchestrates Kurukshetra war.

We all have free will.
God can show us the path, but if we refuse to walk the path, he won't force us to.

Krishna tried to.
Sama, Dana, Bheda, Danda - neeti - are the 4 types of bringing about reconciliation between two enemies, to be followed in that order preferably.

When Duryodhana said he wouldn't return Pandavas kingdom after 13 years as per agreement during Dice game, Pandavas send Krishna as messenger to Kauravas to talk samadhaan (diplomatic dialogue). When Duryodhana refuses, Krishna asks him to gift (Dana) 5 cities, or 5 villages, or 5 houses, or at least a house with 5 rooms. He still refuses.

Now, Krishna knows Duryodhana is ready to go to war because he feels he can rely on Karna as his biggest strength/weapon. So, Krishna goes to Karna, tells him the true story of his birth, that his mother is Kunti, and Pandavas are his younger brothers, and asks him to join his side (Bheda)

Karna however says he is 'indebted' to Duryodhana since he gave him Anga desh as gift during Pandavas 'graduation' ceremony where Karna was insulted that he could not participate in Dhanur Vidya exhibition/competition, as he was charioteer's son.
So, he refuses to join Pandavas' side.

So finally, Krishna takes up punishment (Danda), and orchestrates Kurukshetra war.

Also, just because two people are brothers does not mean they should not fight if one of them is doing Adharma. In previous Avatara, Shri Rama showed this twice - Vali vs. Sugriva, Vibhishana vs. Ravana. He didn't tell Sugrive that he should not fight with his brother Vali, or Visbhishana that he should not fight with his brother, Ravana.. because Rama always takes side of Dharma, irrespective of being one's brother or any other relation.

We all have free will.
God can show us the path, but if we refuse to walk the path, he won't force us to.

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Krishna tried toKrishna tried to.
Sama, Dana, Bheda, Danda - neeti - are the 4 types of bringing about reconciliation between two enemies, to be followed in that order preferably.

When Duryodhana said he wouldn't return Pandavas kingdom after 13 years as per agreement during Dice game, Pandavas send Krishna as messenger to Kauravas to talk samadhaan (diplomatic dialogue). When Duryodhana refuses, Krishna asks him to gift (Dana) 5 cities, or 5 villages, or 5 houses, or at least a house with 5 rooms. He still refuses.

Now, Krishna knows Duryodhana is ready to go to war because he feels he can rely on Karna as his biggest strength/weapon. So, Krishna goes to Karna, tells him the true story of his birth, that his mother is Kunti, and Pandavas are his younger brothers, and asks him to join his side (Bheda)

Karna is shocked to learn this, buthowever says he is 'indebted' to Duryodhana since he gave him Anga desh as gift during Pandavas 'graduation' ceremony where Karna was insulted that he could not participate in Dhanur Vidya exhibition/competition, as he was charioteer's son.
So, he refuses to join Pandavas' side.

So finally, Krishna takes up punishment (Danda), and orchestrates Kurukshetra war.

We all have free will.
God can show us the path, but if we refuse to walk the path, he won't force us to.

Krishna tried to.
Sama, Dana, Bheda, Danda - neeti - are the 4 types of bringing about reconciliation between two enemies, to be followed in that order preferably.

When Duryodhana said he wouldn't return Pandavas kingdom after 13 years as per agreement during Dice game, Pandavas send Krishna as messenger to Kauravas to talk samadhaan (diplomatic dialogue). When Duryodhana refuses, Krishna asks him to gift (Dana) 5 cities, or 5 villages, or 5 houses, or at least a house with 5 rooms. He still refuses.

Now, Krishna knows Duryodhana is ready to go to war because he feels he can rely on Karna as his biggest strength/weapon. So, Krishna goes to Karna, tells him the true story of his birth, that his mother is Kunti, and Pandavas are his younger brothers, and asks him to join his side (Bheda)

Karna is shocked to learn this, but he is 'indebted' to Duryodhana since he gave him Anga desh as gift during Pandavas 'graduation' ceremony where Karna was insulted that he could not participate in Dhanur Vidya exhibition/competition, as he was charioteer's son.
So, he refuses to join Pandavas' side.

So finally, Krishna takes up punishment (Danda), and orchestrates Kurukshetra war.

We all have free will.
God can show us the path, but if we refuse to walk the path, he won't force us to.

Krishna tried to.
Sama, Dana, Bheda, Danda - neeti - are the 4 types of bringing about reconciliation between two enemies, to be followed in that order preferably.

When Duryodhana said he wouldn't return Pandavas kingdom after 13 years as per agreement during Dice game, Pandavas send Krishna as messenger to Kauravas to talk samadhaan (diplomatic dialogue). When Duryodhana refuses, Krishna asks him to gift (Dana) 5 cities, or 5 villages, or 5 houses, or at least a house with 5 rooms. He still refuses.

Now, Krishna knows Duryodhana is ready to go to war because he feels he can rely on Karna as his biggest strength/weapon. So, Krishna goes to Karna, tells him the true story of his birth, that his mother is Kunti, and Pandavas are his younger brothers, and asks him to join his side (Bheda)

Karna however says he is 'indebted' to Duryodhana since he gave him Anga desh as gift during Pandavas 'graduation' ceremony where Karna was insulted that he could not participate in Dhanur Vidya exhibition/competition, as he was charioteer's son.
So, he refuses to join Pandavas' side.

So finally, Krishna takes up punishment (Danda), and orchestrates Kurukshetra war.

We all have free will.
God can show us the path, but if we refuse to walk the path, he won't force us to.

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Krishna tried to.

Sama, Dana, Bheda, Danda
Sama, Dana, Bheda, Danda - neeti - are the 4 types of bringing about reconciliation between two enemies, to be followed in that order preferably.

When Duryodhana said he wouldn't return Pandavas kingdom after 13 years as per agreement during Dice game, Pandavas send Krishna as messenger to Kauravas to talk samadhaan (diplomatic dialogue). When Duryodhana refuses, Krishna asks him to gift (daanDana) 5 cities, or 5 villages, or 5 houses, or at least a house with 5 rooms. He still refuses.

Now, Krishna knows Duryodhana is ready to go to war because he feels he can rely on Karna as his biggest strength/weapon. So, Krishna goes to Karna, tells him the true story of his birth, that his mother is Kunti, and Pandavas are his younger brothers.
Karna, and asks him to join his side (Bheda)

Karna is shocked to learn this, but he is 'indebted' to Duryodhana since he gave him Anga desh as gift during Pandavas 'graduation' ceremony where Karna was insulted that he could not participate in Dhanur Vidya exhibition/competition, as he was charioteer's son.
So, he refuses to join Pandavas' side.

So finally, Krishna takes up punishment (Danda), and orchestrates Kurukshetra war.

We all have free will. God
God can show us the path, but if we refuse to walk the path, he won't force us to.

Krishna tried to.

Sama, Dana, Bheda, Danda - are the 4 types of bringing about reconciliation between two enemies.

When Duryodhana said he wouldn't return Pandavas kingdom after 13 years as per agreement during Dice game, Pandavas send Krishna as messenger to Kauravas to talk samadhaan (diplomatic dialogue). When Duryodhana refuses, Krishna asks him to gift (daan) 5 cities, or 5 villages, or 5 houses, or at least a house with 5 rooms. He still refuses.

Now, Krishna knows Duryodhana is ready to go to war because he feels he can rely on Karna as his biggest strength/weapon. So, Krishna goes to Karna, tells him the true story of his birth, that his mother is Kunti, and Pandavas are his younger brothers.
Karna is shocked to learn this, but he is 'indebted' to Duryodhana since he gave him Anga desh as gift during Pandavas 'graduation' ceremony where Karna was insulted that he could not participate in Dhanur Vidya exhibition/competition, as he was charioteer's son.
So, he refuses to join Pandavas' side.

We all have free will. God can show us the path, but if we refuse to walk the path, he won't force us to.

Krishna tried to.
Sama, Dana, Bheda, Danda - neeti - are the 4 types of bringing about reconciliation between two enemies, to be followed in that order preferably.

When Duryodhana said he wouldn't return Pandavas kingdom after 13 years as per agreement during Dice game, Pandavas send Krishna as messenger to Kauravas to talk samadhaan (diplomatic dialogue). When Duryodhana refuses, Krishna asks him to gift (Dana) 5 cities, or 5 villages, or 5 houses, or at least a house with 5 rooms. He still refuses.

Now, Krishna knows Duryodhana is ready to go to war because he feels he can rely on Karna as his biggest strength/weapon. So, Krishna goes to Karna, tells him the true story of his birth, that his mother is Kunti, and Pandavas are his younger brothers, and asks him to join his side (Bheda)

Karna is shocked to learn this, but he is 'indebted' to Duryodhana since he gave him Anga desh as gift during Pandavas 'graduation' ceremony where Karna was insulted that he could not participate in Dhanur Vidya exhibition/competition, as he was charioteer's son.
So, he refuses to join Pandavas' side.

So finally, Krishna takes up punishment (Danda), and orchestrates Kurukshetra war.

We all have free will.
God can show us the path, but if we refuse to walk the path, he won't force us to.

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