Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 11

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 1
The Yoga of Despondency

1. Dhritarashtra said: O Sanjaya ! In the field of Righteousness, the field of Kurus, where my people and the Pandavas have gathered for the battle, what did they do ?
2 - 12. Sanjaya said: Seeing the army of the Pandavas arrayed in battle formation, the prince Duryodhana approaching the Teacher (Drona), spoke these words.Behold, O Teacher, this mighty army of the sons of Pandu and the formation arranged by the son of Drupada, your wise pupil. Here are the heroes, great archers in battle equal to Bhima and Arjuna, Yuyudhann, Virata and Drupada, the mighty charioteer. Dhrishtaketu, Chekitana, the valiant King of Kashi, Pnrujit, Kuntibhoja and Shaibya, best of men. Formidable Yudhamanyu and the brave Uttamauja, son of Subhadra and sons of Drupada, all verily, great warriors. Know the distinguished ones amongst us, the leaders of my army. I will speak to you, O the best of the Brahmins, for the sake of your attention. Yourself and Bhishma, Karna and Kripa, ever victorious in battles. Asvathhama and Vikarna and similarly Saumidatta also. Many other heroes for my sake are eager to forsake their lives, armed with various weapons, all well versed in wars. Inadequate, indeed, is our army in strength guarded by Bhishma, as against which adequate is their army guarded by Bhima. (Therefore) stationed on all the fronts and in the respective positions, all of you support Bhishma.