Gyaneshwari 11

Gyaneshwari -Sant Gyaneshwar


Despondency of Arjuna

10. Unlimited is the army of ours, guarded by Bhishma; limited is this army of theirs, guarded by Bhima. We have also entrusted the office of the General to Bhishma, foremost among veterans, worldconqueror and mighty warrior (111-115). Backed by his prowess, the army looks like a fortress, before which even the three worlds look small. As if the impervious sea has received the help of sub-marine fire, or the world destroying fire is aided by a hurricane, our army has as its General Bhishma, the son of Ganga. Who then can resist it? This Pandava army is too small in comparison with ours as stated before. Moreover this bumptious Bhima has become their general. After saying this, he stopped talking (116-120).