the lamp of knowledge which was filled with the oil of theMahabharata - I offer my respectful obeisances unto you.
Obeisances unto the Lord as the chariot-driver of Arjuna
I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Lord Sri Krsna,who fulfills all the desires of His surrendered devotees. He holds adriving-rod in one hand while the other is poised in the gesture of instruction, and He is the extractor of the nectar of the Gita.
The glory of the Gita
The crest-jewels of the Vedas, the Upanisads, are like a cow, and themilker of the cow is Lord Sri Krsna, the son of Nanda Maharaj.Arjuna is the calf, the nectar of the Gita is the milk, and the virtuousdevotees are the drinkers and enjoyers of that milk.
Obeisances unto Lord Sri Krsna
I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of Lord Sri Krsna,who is the son of Vasudeva, the vanquisher of demons like Kamsa andCanura, the expander of the divine ecstasy of mother Devaki, theSupreme God of all gods, and the guru of the whole universe.
The battlefield represented as a river
The river, of which one bank is Bhisma and the other is Dronacarya;Jayadratha is the water, the sons of Gandhari are the blue lotus flower,and Salya is the crocodile; Krpa is the current, and Karna is theeverchanging rising and ebbing tide; Asvatthama, Vikarna andcompany are the fearful sharks, and Duryodhana is the whirlpool - SriKesava is the fisherman of such a river of battle, which was crossedover by the Pandava brothers.
The Mahabharata as a lotus flower
The words of Sri Krsna Dvaipayana Vyasadeva, the son of ParasaraMuni, are a pure lotus flower. The meaning of the Gita is the far-reaching fragrance of that lotus, and the various narrations are itsstamens. The revelations of harikatha, narrations about the SupremeLord, are the river. In this world, the pure devotees are the bees whoare constantly absorbed in drinking the nectar of the lotus flower. May