A Summary of the Srimad Bhagavatham : Ch-7. Part-10.
7.Sri Krishna’s Kurukshetra Lila :
After that, Sri Krishna’s role in the Mahabharata was only when it became necessary as a policy of political science to plead for peace with the Kurus.
The policy of Sri Krishna is called simha nyaya, the attitude of a lion.
If a lion is lying down and we walk by it, it will not give any regard to us because it knows its strength.
Even if we throw a stone at a lion that is lying down, it may not wake up.
But if it wakes up, no one can face it.
In the Artha Shastra, which was the political science of the day, there are four ways prescribed to approach a contending party :
sama, dana, bheda and danda.
We do not suddenly attack the enemy, even if we despise them.
We always try to pacify and calm them, and plead for proper sense to prevail in the mind of the enemy, saying that it is not good to have war—neither is it good for them, nor is it good for us, because it will end in mutual destruction.
To be continued ....