In this post, Slokas From Gita (Nos.23-25)(Ch.I), the text of Bhagavat Gita narrated. Slokas From Gita (Nos.23-25)(Ch.I) consists of the 23th 24th and 25th Slokas of CH.1 Observing the Army on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra from the Gita.
yotsyamaanan avekse ham ya ete ‘tra samagatah
dhartarastrasya durbudder yuddhe priya-cikirsavah
Please let me see those, wishing to please the evil-minded son of Dhrtarastra.
It was an obvious fact that Duryodhana wanted to achieve the crown of the kingdom of the Pandavas through evil plans, in collaboration with his father, Dhrtarastra. So, all accomplish joined the side of Duryodhana must have been birds of the same feather. Arjuna wanted to see them on the battlefield, just to know those who are against peace negotiations. He certainly wanted to see them estimate the strength which he had to face, although he was quite confident of victory because Krsna was sitting by his side
evam ukto hrsikeso guakesena bharata
senayor madhye sthapayitva rathottamam
Sanjay said: O descendant of Bharata, having thus been said by Arjuna Lord Krsna positioned the chariot in the middle of the armies of two sides.
In these lines, Arjuna is referred to as Gudakesa means he can control sleep. Sleep and ignorance are the same. So, Arjuna controlled both sleep and ignorance because of his friendship with Krsna. As a great devotee of Krsna, he does not allow Krsna to go out of his mind even for a moment, because that is the nature of a devotee.
All the time day and night, a devotee of the Lord can never be free from thinking of Krsna’s name, form, qualities, and pastimes. In this way, a devotee of Krsna can conquer both sleep and ignorance simply by thinking of Krsna endlessly. What is known as Krsna consciousness or samadhi.
bhisma-drona-pramukhatah sarvesam ca mahi-ksitam
uvaca partha pasyaitan samavetan kurun iti
Lord Krsna knew well the thought process of Arjuna. The use of the word Hrikesa in this connection indicates that He knew everything. Now, what does it mean when Krsna told Arjuna to “behold the Kurus”? Did Arjuna deny the fight? Krsna did not expect such behavior from the son of His aunt Prtha.
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