Bhagavad-gita 1.9.

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अन्ये च बहवः श‍ूरा मदर्थे त्यक्तजीविताः ।

नानाशस्त्रप्रहरणाः सर्वे युद्धविशारदाः ॥ ९ ॥

anye ca bahavaḥ śūrā
mad-arthe tyakta-jīvitāḥ
sarve yuddha-viśāradāḥ


anye — others; ca — also; bahavaḥ — in great numbers; śūrāḥ — heroes;

mat-arthe — for my sake; tyakta-jīvitāḥ — prepared to risk life;

nānā — many; śastra — weapons; praharaṇāḥ — equipped with;

sarve — all of them; yuddha-viśāradāḥ — experienced in military science.



There are many other heroes who are prepared to lay down their lives for my sake. All of them are well equipped with different kinds of weapons, and all are experienced in military science.


As far as the others are concerned – like Jayadratha, Kṛtavarmā and Śalya – all are determined to lay down their lives for Duryodhana’s sake. In other words, it is already concluded that all of them would die in the Battle of Kurukṣetra for joining the party of the sinful Duryodhana. Duryodhana was, of course, confident of his victory on account of the above-mentioned combined strength of his friends.



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