Q: Gurudev, Gurudev, at what stages can you solve a problem by violence? Saam, Daam, Dand, Bhed? (The four ways of making someone do a task as stated in Chanakya Niti)
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When nothing works then the final is Mahabharat. But only when nothing else works. Lord Krishna gave a thorough example of this: he went three times, not just once, but three times for mediation (between the Kauravs and Pandavas); he went three times! There is a question people ask, 'If Lord Krishna knew that there is going to be a war, why did he go three times begging Duryodhan to accommodate the Pandavas. Why did he go for peace talks?' Lord Krishna has set an example, that one should do whatever is humanly possible and not worry about the result of it.