Gyaneshwari 17

Gyaneshwari -Sant Gyaneshwar


Despondency of Arjuna

22. Whilst I behold these men standing eager for battle, and know with whom I have to fight in this business of war,

23. and whilst I survey those who have gathered here with intent to fight and who are keen to please in battle Dhritarashtra’s perverse son (Duryodhana). So that I can see all the warriors who have come here to fight (166-170).

For although all warriors have gathered here, I must know with whom I have to fight. These Kauravas are, generally speaking, wicked and itching for fight; they are without valour, but they have a burning desire to fight. They have a zest for fight, but they lack staying power.” Saying this to the king, Sanjaya continued.

24. Krishna, so addressed by Arjuna, O Bharata, placed the best of the chariots between the two armies,