ପ୍ରଥମ ଅଧ୍ୟାୟ - ଅର୍ଜୁନ ବିଷାଦ ଯୋଗ
ଅର୍ଜୁନ ଜଣେ ମାନବ. ତାଙ୍କ ପରିପାର୍ଶ୍ଵିକ ପରିସ୍ଥିତି ଯୋଉ ଯୁଦ୍ଧର ବିଭୀଷିକା ନେଇ ଆସିଲା ତାକୁ ନେଇ ସେ ବିଷାଦଗ୍ରସ୍ତ ହେଲେ. ଏହି ପରିସ୍ଥିତି ଆମ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କର ନୁହେ କି? ଆମେ ଆମର ପରିବେଶ ଓ ପରିସ୍ଥିତି କୁ ନେଇ ବିଭିନ୍ନ ଚିନ୍ତା ଓ ସଂଘର୍ଷ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ନାହୁଁ କି? ଏଇ ସବୁ ମାନସିକ ସଂଘର୍ଷର ଭୂମିକାର ଉପସ୍ଥାପନା କରେ ଭଗବତ ଗୀତାର ପ୍ରଥମ ଅଧ୍ୟାୟ.
धर्मक्षेत्रे कुरुक्षेत्रे समवेता युयुत्सवः ।
मामकाः पाण्डवाश्चैव किमकुर्वत संजय ॥1-1॥
dharma-kṣhetre kuru-kṣhetre samavetā yuyutsavaḥ
māmakāḥ pāṇḍavāśhchaiva kimakurvata sañjaya
Before the war starts, the blind king Dhritarashtra is asking his specially sighted visionary charioteer Sanjaya. He asked what his own kins and Pandavas are doing in the land of righteousness Kurukshetra.
- His partisan question is quite evident. He did not consider Pandavas as his own even though they respected him a lot as the paternal uncle and king.
- Kurukshetra is a special land, the king has revered it as the land of righteousness.
- By referring to Yuyutsavah he knew that fight will ensue.
- Some believe that the king was blind by his lust for power and with blind love for his sons. He was provided by his godfather Vyasa with a person with divine vision who was also his charioteer Sanjaya who will help him understand the right and wrongs. How far he accepts the good words of Sanjaya remains to be seen.