Vyaasaprasaadaacchrutavaan etadguhyamaham param;Yogam yogeshwaraat krishnaat saakshaat kathayatah swayam.
Through the Grace of Vyasa I have heard this supreme and most secret Yoga direct from Krishna, the Lord of Yoga Himself declaring it.
This shloka has Sanjaya, the Charioteer of King Dhritharashtra speaking to the blind King about his guru. Here Sanjaya talks about his spiritual guru Ved vyas, who is also the author of this Epic Mahabharata. Sanjaya attributes his entire Gita hearing to the grace of Ved vyas. He says that because of the grace of Ved Vyas he was able to hear the most supreme and the most sacred yoga of the entire Mahabharat called Bhagavad Gita. Sanjaya grandly announces to the King that this was recited by none other than the Lord of the Yoga Himself, ie Lord Krishna.
Extending Interpretation to Mankind’s Life!
There is a special relationship that Sanjaya enjoys with Ved Vyas and that is the relationship of Guru and Shishya. Sanjaya was able to see many things that Dhristharashtra cant see and was giving advises to the King all the time. Sanjaya was known for his counseling skills. He tells the King about how Shakuni cheated in the dice game and Sanjaya was also instrumental in brokering the initial peace deal between Pandavas and Kauravas before Lord Krishna Himself can enter. During the war Sanjaya was with Dhritharashtra each and every minute from sunrise to sunset to give an account of what was happening on the battle field.
After the war got over and all the Kauravas were defeated and killed, Sanjaya sets out with Dhritharashtra, Vidura, Gandhari and Kunti to forests by taking Sannyas and they head to Ved vyas ashram to meditate there. Vidura dies in the ashram out of old age. Vidura is the son of Ved Vyas. After spending some time in the Ashram, the remaining four head to Haridwar and worship on the banks of river Ganga. One day there was a wild fire in the forests and all four gets trapped. Dhritharashtra orders Sanjaya to escape and Dhritharashtra, Gandhari and Kunti all decide to allow the fire to consume them and thus they end their lives. Sanjaya heads to Himalayas and disappears, not to be seen ever after…….