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Birds of the same feather (Chapter 1 Text 23)

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    Hare Krishna Friends, Chapter 1: Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra TEXT 23 yotsyamanan avekse ham ya ete tra samagatah dhartarastrasya
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      Hare Krishna Friends,
      Chapter 1: Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra


                                   

          
                                                    
          TEXT 23

      Bhagavad-Gita Sanskrit Shaloka [Chapter: 1 - Verse 23]

                                           yotsyamanan avekse 'ham
                                              ya ete 'tra samagatah
                                          dhartarastrasya durbuddher
                                             yuddhe priya-cikirsavah

                                                      SYNONYMS


      yotsyamanan--those who will be fighting; avekse--let me see; aham--I; ye--who; ete--those; atra--here; samagatah--assembled; dhartarastrasya-
      -the son of Dhrtarastra; durbuddheh--evil-minded; yuddhe--in the fight; priya--well; cikirsavah--wishing.

                                                     TRANSLATION

      Let me see those who have come here to fight, wishing to please the evil-minded son of Dhrtarastra.

                                                         PURPORT


      It was an open secret that Duryodhana wanted to usurp the kingdom of the Pandavas by evil plans, in collaboration with his father,
      Dhrtarastra. Therefore, all persons who had joined the side of Duryodhana must have been birds of the same feather. Arjuna wanted to
      see them in the battlefield before the fight was begun, just to learn who they were, but he had no intention of proposing peace negotiations
      with them. It was also a fact that he wanted to see them to make an estimate of the strength which he had to face, although he was quite
      confident of victory because Krsna was sitting by his side.


                             Source:Bhagavad Gita As It Is by HDG. A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada


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