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Dronacarya did not hesitate to impart all his military secrets (Chapter 1 Text 3)

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    Hare Krishna Friends, Chapter 1: Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra TEXT 3 pasyaitam pandu-putranam acarya mahatim camum vyudham
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      Hare Krishna Friends,
      Chapter 1: Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra


                                           


                                                              TEXT 3

      Bhagavad-Gita Sanskrit Shaloka [Chapter: 1 - Verse 3]
                                                 pasyaitam pandu-putranam
                                                    acarya mahatim camum
                                                   vyudham drupada-putrena
                                                       tava sisyena dhimata

                                                           SYNONYMS
      pasya--behold; etam--this; pandu-putranam--of the sons of Pandu; acarya--O teacher; mahatim--great; camum--military force; vyudham--
      arranged; drupada-putrena--by the son of Drupada; tava--your; sisyena--disciple; dhi-mata--very intelligent.

                                                          TRANSLATION

      O my teacher, behold the great army of the sons of Pandu, so expertly arranged by your intelligent disciple, the son of Drupada.

                                                              PURPORT

      Duryodhana, a great diplomat, wanted to point out the defects of Dronacarya, the great brahmana commander in chief. Dronacarya had some
      political quarrel with King Drupada, the father of Draupadi, who was Arjuna's wife. As a result of this quarrel, Drupada performed a great
      sacrifice, by which he received the benediction of having a son who would be able to kill Dronacarya. Dronacarya knew this perfectly well,
      and yet, as a liberal brahmana, he did not hesitate to impart all his military secrets when the son of Drupada, Dhrstadyumna, was entrusted
      to him for military education. Now, on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra, Dhrstadyumna took the side of the Pandavas, and it was he who arranged
      for their military phalanx, after having learned the art from Dronacarya.

      Duryodhana pointed out this mistake of Dronacarya's so that he might be alert and uncompromising in the fighting. By this he wanted to point out also that he should not be similarly lenient in battle against the Pandavas, who were also Dronacarya's affectionate students. Arjuna, especially, was his most affectionate and brilliant student. Duryodhana also warned that such leniency in the fight would lead to defeat.
       
                       
      Source:Bhagavad Gita As It Is by HDG. A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.

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