Thursday, April 12, 2012


     I have seen actual Geeta shlokas and their translation . I have seen many speakers give lecture on Geeta. I have never seen anyone discussing chapter one and it's first 8 or 10 shlokas. If one reads them and reads the meanings , the translation of Sanskrit to English or any other language , one wonders why would the God ''waste '' time describing names of the ' WARRIORS ' in these part of the Geeta . It t almost feels like beginning of  the basket ball game . "  6-10 power forward, from -------is ------- " . Let me give the word by word meaning of these shlokas and then tell the real meaning of these .
     1 Dritharashtra asked, "on the holy grounds of Kurushetra my sons and Pandu's sons have gathered , eager to fight, what did they do ? "
     2 Sanjay said, "At that time seeing the army of the Pandawas, drawn up for the battle and going to the Dronacharya , prince Drurodhana spoke these words."
     3 "O master( teacher ) behold, the mighty army of sons of Pandu arranged in the battle by your talented student  son of Drupada."
     4 There are in this army heroes with  mighty bows and equal to Bhishma and Arjuna, such as Satyaki and Viraja and Maharathi.
     5 Drishtaketu , Chekitana and the valiant king of Kashi and Purujit.Kuntibhoja and Saibya, the best of men,
     6 And mighty Yudhamanyu, and valiant Uttamauja,Abhimanyu, the son of Shubhada,and the 5 sons of Draupadi, -all of them great warriors.
     7 " O best of Brahamanas, and now our side principle warriors  , generals of my army, I will mention them for your information --"
     8 Yourself and Bhishma and Karna and Kripa , who are always victorious in the war  Ashwathama, Vikarna and Burishwara, the son of Somadatta.

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