Gyaneshwari 18

Gyaneshwari -Sant Gyaneshwar


Despondency of Arjuna

25. In front of Bhishma, Drona and all kings and said, “O Partha, behold these Kurus assembled here.”

26. Arjuna saw there standing, uncles, grand-uncles, teachers, maternal uncles, brothers, sons, grandsons and companions,

27. As also fathers-in-law and friends in both armies. When Arjuna saw all these kinsmen standing there, Listen, O King, When Arjuna spoke thus, Lord Krishna placed the chariot between the two armies, where stood Bhishma, Drona, kinsmen and other kings (171-175).

When the chariot came to a halt, Arjuna saw the Kaurava army and was greatly agitated. Then he said, “Lord! these are our teachers, relations and elders,” which astounded Lord Krishna for a moment. Then he said to himself, “Does anyone know what Arjuna has in his mind, but it is something strange.” Being the inner controller of all beings, he certainly knew what was in his mind, but he kept quiet at that time. Arjuna saw there his uncles, grand-uncles, teachers and cousins (176-180).

He saw gathered there his relations, friends, sons and others, his well-wishers, fathers-in-law, kinsmen and companions and grandsons. He saw there all those whom he had helped and protected in adverse times; in short, he saw all his kinsmen, old and young, come there to fight.