(THE COMPLETE YOGA SASTRA)
Dhaartaraashtrasya durbuddheryuddhe priyachikeershavah ||
Arjuna continues further and asks Lord Krishna as follows :
At this point of time, clearly Arjuna was eager to fight his enemy army and kill all their warriors. One of Arjuna's names was "Bheebhatsa", which meany - one who created terrible atmosphere and terror in the hearts of the enemies. Arjuna was, without any doubt, the most feared warrior in the Pandava Army.
Senayorubhayormadhye sthaapayitvaa rathottamam || (Sl.24)
Uvaacha Paartha pasyaithaan samavethaan kuroon iti || (Sl.25)
In any case, it refers to Arjuna, and he surely fits all the meanings. Hrisheekesa, the lord of the senses, is Krishna. Krishna, as Charioteer, steered the Chariot of Ajuna to the mid point between the two armies, where, Bheeshma, Drona and other great Warriors were facing Pandava army in their chariots.
He could have placed the Chariot in front of any other Great warriors. Arjuna would have relished their sight and would have plunged into the war instantly. But, destiny was different. krishna placed it before his most beloved Grandsire, Bheeshma and his most respected Guru, Drona, and many who were very dear to Arjuna in the past. Not only that, Krishna did not just place the Chariot in fornt of them. He points to them and asks Arjuna,"Look carefully,at those who have gathered before you." Arjuna did just that, as we see in the next sloka.
Achaaryaanmaathulaanbhraathrun puthraanpouthraansakheensthathaa |
Swasuraansuhrudaschaiva senayorubhayorapi |