Indraputra Arjuna Breaks his vow
During the Battle of Kuruksetra, Karna insulted Yudhisthira in front of Arjuna. Yudhisthira then left the battlefield. Arjuna and Krisna followed him, and Yudhisthira criticized Arjuna for allowing Karna to vilify him. In doing so, he insulted Arjuna’s bow, Gandiva. Previously Arjuna had taken a vow to kill anyone who insulted his bow, and if he could not do so, he vowed to take his own life. So he took out his sword to kill Yudhisthira. At that point, Krsna intervened and chastised Arjuna. “What are you doing you fool? Are you going to kill your elder brother for the sake of keeping your word? Is this the purport of the moral law? Is there nothing higher than moral law? And given the circumstances, what is the value of this promise when you vowed many times over to make Yudhisthira the king?”
Sri Krishna Breaks His Vow
Bhishma attacked Pandavas with force unheard of. Pandavas army was torn apart at tens and hundreds places. Soldiers started running here and there. Scores of them died on the battle-field in their futile attempt to attack or escape the mighty Bhishma.
Sri Krishna told Arjuna to protect his men by attacking the leader Bhishma. There was no other way but to remove Bhishma if Pandavas had to win the war. Everyone intently watched this terrifying battle between the old and the young great warrior.
Arjuna was faltering, many a arrow from Bhishma hit Arjuna. He was bleeding profusely. Sri Krishna thought, “If this continues defeat of Pandavas is not far away.” Therefore, in a bid to thwart the onslaught of Bhishma, Sri Krishna lifted the nearby wheel of a broken chariot and ran towards Bhishma as if to put and end to his life! The vow that Sri Krishna would not take to arms was thus broken!
Seeing the Lord Himself rushing towards him, Bhishma dropped his weapons. With tears flowing from his eyes Bhishma spoke thus, “O Keshava, O Merciful, how lucky am I that the Lord of Universe Himself has decided to liberate this ordinary Bhishma from the snares of worldliness. O Madhava, come, be quick, let me die at your hands. Who can be happier and lucky than me to get such an wonderful and rare opportunity.”
Pitamah Bheesma Breaks his vow
Pitamah Bheesma taken vow to protect and think only good of King of Hastinapur
but on end of 9th day of Mahabharata war Yudishthra comes to Bheesma and at that time Yudishthra is the enemy of Hastinapur.
And war is going on with him. But on request of yudi Pitamah Bheesma told the secret that how to kill him.
Which is against his vow.
So Pitamah Bheesma broken his vow on just before the end of life.
Great Piller of vow is fallen with his vows.
“The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it”