Chapter 18, Verse 74



संजय उवाच इत्यहं वासुदेवस्य पार्थस्य च महात्मनः । संवादमिममश्रौषमद्भुतं रोमहर्षणम् ॥७४॥

Transliteration

sañjaya uvāca ity ahaḿ vāsudevasya pārthasya ca mahātmanaḥ saḿvādam imam aśrauṣam adbhutaḿ roma-harṣaṇam

Word Meanings

sañjayaḥ uvāca — Sañjaya said; iti — thus; aham — I; vāsudevasya — of Kṛṣṇa; pārthasya — and Arjuna; ca — also; mahā-ātmanaḥ — of the great soul; saṁvādam — discussion; imam — this; aśrauṣam — have heard; adbhutam — wonderful; roma-harṣaṇam — making the hair stand on end.

Translation

Sanjay said: Thus, have I heard this wonderful conversation between Shree Krishna, the son of Vasudev, and Arjun, the noble-hearted son of Pritha. So thrilling is the message that my hair is standing on end.

Purport

In the beginning of Bhagavad-gītā, Dhṛtarāṣṭra inquired from his secretary Sañjaya, “What happened on the Battlefield of Kurukṣetra?” The entire study was related to the heart of Sañjaya by the grace of his spiritual master, Vyāsa. He thus explained the theme of the battlefield. The conversation was wonderful because such an important conversation between two great souls had never taken place before and would not take place again. It was wonderful because the Supreme Personality of Godhead was speaking about Himself and His energies to the living entity, Arjuna, a great devotee of the Lord. If we follow in the footsteps of Arjuna to understand Kṛṣṇa, then our life will be happy and successful. Sañjaya realized this, and as he began to understand it, he related the conversation to Dhṛtarāṣṭra. Now it is concluded that wherever there is Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna, there is victory.


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