In this post, Slokas From Gita (Nos.11-12)(Ch.I), the text of Bhagavat Gita narrated. Slokas From Gita (Nos.11-12)(Ch.I) consists of the 11th and 12th Slokas of CH.1 Observing the Army on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra from the Gita.
Bhagavad Gita or Gitopanisad is one of the most important Upanishad. Bhagavad Gita is the philosophy of life narrated and explained by Lord Krsna to his devotee and friend Arjuna.
ayanesu ca sarvesu yatha-bhagam avasthitah
bhisma evabhiraksantu bhavantah sarva eva hi
All of you must now give full support to Grandfather Bhisma as you stand at your strategic points of entrance into the phalanx of the army.
Duryodhana, after praising the expertise of Bhisma, further considered praising the others to balance, diplomatically he tried to adjust the situation in the above statement. He emphasized that Bhismadeva was no doubt the greatest hero, but he had become old, so everyone must especially think of his protection from all sides. Bhismadeva might become engaged in the fight and the enemy might take advantage of his full engagement on one side.
Therefore, it was important that the fighters not leave their strategic positions, to make the phalanx unbreakable by the enemy. Duryodhana knew that the victory of Kurus depended on the presence of Bhismadeva. Duryodhana was confident of the full support of Bhismadeva and Drornacrya in the battle because he well knew that they were mum when Arjuna’s wife Draupadi, in her helpless condition, had appealed to them for justice while she been forced to appear naked in presence of all great generals in the assembly.
Although he knew that the two generals have some sort of affection for the Pandavas, he hoped that these generals would now completely give it up as they have done during the gambling performance.
tasya sanjanayan harsam kuru-vrddhah pitamahah
sima-nadam vinadyoccaith sakham dadhmau pratapavan
The great variant Grandsaire of the Kuru dynasty the grandfather of the fighters, Bhisma, blew his conch shell very loudly making a sound like a roar of a lion, boosting Duryodhana’s confidence.
The grandsons of the Kuru dynasty could understand the inner meaning of the heart of his grandson and out of his natural compassion, he tried to cheer him by blowing his conque shell very loudly, befitting his position as a Lion. Indirectly, the symbolism of the conque shell, he informed the depressed grandson Duryadhona that he had no chance of victory in the battle, because of the Supreme Lord Krsna on the other side. But still, it was his duty to conduct the fight and no pain spared in this connection.
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