Understanding Gita – 9

Second Episode/Sankhya Yoga

TEXT 9

sañjaya uvāca

evam uktvā hṛṣīkeśa

guākeśa parantapa

na yotsya iti govindam

uktvā tūṣṇī babhūva ha

SYNONYMS

sañjaya uvācaSañjaya said; evamthus; uktvāspeaking; hṛṣīkeśamunto Kṛṣṇa, the master of the senses; guākeśaArjuna, the master at curbing ignorance; parantapathe chastiser of the enemies; na yotsyeI shall not fight; itithus; govindamunto Kṛṣṇa, the giver of pleasure; uktvāsaying; ṣṇīmsilent; babhūvabecame; hacertainly.

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Sanjaya Uvacha –

Thus saying to Krishna, Arjuna, who is about to curb his ignorance, said I am not going to fight and became silent.

Sanjaya, through his divya drushti is narrating the battlefield to Dhritarashtra. Because Sanjaya is narrating this, he might be using the words hrishikesha(who is the master of senses) and gudakesha(the master of curbing ignorance), hinting what might unfold later.

Arjuna is overwhelmed with grief, he is overcome by his feelings for his near and dear ones and is not able to fight, even though he is parantapah(chastiser of enemies).  And Sri Krishna who is the master of senses is about to guide him.

 

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