Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 19

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra
Chapter 1: Verse-25

sarvesam ca mahi-ksitäm
uväca pärtha pasyaitän
samavetän kurün iti[1]


In the presence of Bhisma, Drona and all the other chieftains of the world, the Lord said, Just behold, Pärtha, all the Kurus assembled here.


As the Supersoul of all living entities, Lordkrsnacould understand what was going on in the mind of Arjuna. The use of the word Hrsikesa in this connection indicates that He knew everything. And the word Pärtha, or the son of Kunti, or Påthä, is also similarly significant in reference to Arjuna. As a friend, He wanted to inform Arjuna that because Arjuna was the son of Påthä, the sister of His own father Vasudeva, He had agreed to be the charioteer of Arjuna. Now what did krsna mean when He told Arjuna to “behold the Kurus”? Did Arjuna want to stop there and not fight?krsna never expected such things from the son of His aunt Prthä. The mind of Arjuna was thus predicted by the Lord in friendly joking.



  1. bhisma=Grandfather Bhisma; drona=the teacher Drona; pramukhatah=in front of; sarvesäm=all; ca=also; mahi-ksitäm=chiefs of the world; uväca=said; pärtha=O son of Prthä; pasya=just behold; etän=all of them; samavetän=assembled; kurün=the members of the Kuru dynasty; iti=thus.

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