1.25 – bhīṣma-droṇa-pramukhataḥ (original)

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sarveṣāṁ ca mahī-kṣitām
uvāca pārtha paśyaitān
samavetān kurūn iti

“So that it may be within sight of Bhīshma, Drōṇa and other leaders and rulers of countries, and said: ‘See thou, Pārtha! these Kurus, assembled here.’”
After making a survey of the party of Dhṛitarāshtra ranged in battle-order, (Arjuna) the son of Pāṇḍu – he on whose standard is that monkey (Hanumān) which set Lanka on fire, – wished Kṛishṇa, to plant his chariot between the two armies;- (wished Whom? no less a Personage than) Him, The Treasury of such attributes as wisdom, strength, lordliness, constancy, power and lustre;- Him, to Whom His will-created Kosmos, in all its (triple) aspects of inception, development and decline is but sport; Him, who is Hṛishīkeśa[3. Kṛishṇa, …]; – Him, the Supreme Governor, the Exterior and Interior of all beings high and low; – Him, Who (so high, yet) descended, out of His condescending love for His faithful, (so low as even) to be Arjuna’s Charioteer, carrying out Arjuna’s orders to station his car in such a commanding position as to admit of a good view being had of all the belligerents, and within the range of the vision of such heroes as Bhīshma, Droṇa, etc., and Kings of territories. He, Krishna, said (after this) to Arjuna, ‘See then, what chances there be for thy relatives’ success (over thee)!’.

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