Sloka/Verse 3 – Yoga of Kurukshetra

Arjuna Uvaacha:

Senayor ubhayormadhye ratham sthaapaya me’chyuta.Yaavad etaan nireekshe’ham yoddhukaamaan avasthitaan;
Kair mayaa saha yoddhavyam asmin ranasamudyame.

Translation

Arjuna said:
In the middle of the two armies, place my chariot, O Krishna, so that I may behold those who stand here, desirous to fight, and know with whom I must fight when the battle begins.

Interpretation

Arjuna tells Krishna to take his chariot to exactly he centre of the two armies. In a way he is also reflecting his state of mind. He was torn between his relationships and responsibilities. On one side he has a huge Kaurava army that has his grandsire, uncles, gurus and cousins and on the other side he has his brothers, draupadi and the kingdom that they were robbed of.

He tells Lord Krishna that both are equal in his eyes and he wants to see them from equal distance. He wants to see his supporters and his opponents from an equal distance.

Extending Interpretation to Mankind’s Life!

For any conflict resolution its very important to see it from a neutral perspective. Neutral perspective is when you stand exactly at the centre of the situation, just like how Arjuna stands at the centre of the two armies.

It is important because it gives equal weightage to pros and cons associated with that situation. We, most of the times approach situations with a biased perspective and that leads to results not working in our favour. When we look at situations from biased perspective, it clouds our vision and we ignore some important aspects of that situation.

That means we are unaware of certain dangers and those are the dangers which play a role in our failures. So, a successful person always stays at the centre of the situation and takes a decision by looking at both sides of it, just like how Arjuna is looking at both the armies standing at the centre of the Kurukshetra battlefield.

So till we meet tomorrow..

“SARVE JANA SUKHINO BHAVANTU
SARVE SANTU NIRAAMAYA
SARVE BHADRANI PASHYANTU
MA KASCHITH DUKHA MAPNIYA”

“MAY ALL BECOME HAPPY,
MAY ALL BE FREE FROM ILLNESS,
MAY ALL SEE WHAT IS AUSPICIOUS,
MAY NO ONE SUFFER”