1/15 Arjuna Recollects Krishna’s
Canto one- Chapter -15
Arjuna’s feelings and Retirement of Pandavas.
Arjuna comes from Dwarka with a sad news of Lord Krishna’s disappearance. He was grief stricken . Now he was faced with speculative inquires. He was terribly upset and with great difficulty he started to speak. in text 5 he says :
vañcito ’ham mahā-rāja
yena me ’pahrtam tejo
Hari who treated me like his friend has left me and I have lost my astounding power. He recollects the mercy extended by the lord in the swyam vara. (Text 7)
He says by His merciful strength he was able to vanquish all lusty Princes who come for swayam vara for the selection of bridegroom in King Droupadha’s palace. . With bow and arrow he could pirce fish target and thereby win the hand of Droupadhi.
He recollects how his nearness uprooted all problems. He recollects the episode of killing Jarasandha with lords blessings. He accepted the left over in the akshaya pathra and provided good to Dhurvasa Muni and his 10 000 disciples .
It was Krishna’s blessings in a fight Lord Shiva was impressed and awarded his own weapon . With his blessing ,Arjuna recollects that he was able to reach heavenly planets and Indra took help to kill Nivetakavacha. It was He who blessed me with Bhagwath Githa to get rid of ignorance and win the battle of Kurukshetra.
He further says in text 18
Smarthur lutanthi hrudhayam mama madhavasya.
We must learn from Arjuna that we should all recollect the fovours done by God instead of lamenting and wishing for more and more.
My heart and soul over whelms when i think of my madhava.
Let us continue to drink the the Bhagwtha Rasa with blessings of our Mukundha Madhava Hari.(Canto-1 chapter 15)
With Respects to Spiritual Master His Divine Grace A.C. Bhakthi Vedantha Swami Prabhu Paada.
Hare Krishna Hari Bol.