Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 1 - Verse 28

arjuna uvaca –
drishtvemam svajanam krishna yuyutsum samupasthitam
sidanti mama gatrani mukham ca parishushyati

Translation: 

Arjuna said: O Krishna, seeing all my relatives assembled here and preparing for battle, the strength drains from my limbs and my mouth becomes parched.

Translation: 
Commentary: 
Shri Krishna is known as Partha-sarathi, the chariot-driver of Arjuna. Because Krishna was Arjuna’s friend and companion, he requested Krishna to draw his chariot between the two armies so that he could see with whom he was to do battle. But upon seeing the enemy before him, Arjuna was shocked and fell into a state of bewilderment. Now the stage at Kurukshetra was set, so that Shri Krishna could speak Bhagavad-gita – Arjuna became overwhelmed with grief and gave up his duty. As a warrior Arjuna was duty-bound to fight, but seeing the ordeal that lay ahead he could not proceed. ...continue reading »

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