|Chapter 1||Lamenting the Consequence of War||Verse 7|
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Duryodhana is informing his preceptor Dronacarya, reminding him for his information that he should also know and be fully aware of all the leaders and commanders of the Kaurava army.
Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:
It could be postulated that if Duryodhana truly believes that the army of the Pandavas is invincible then why is he so persistent to fight with them, rather he should make peace and agree to a truce. Even possessing a doubt in his mind Duryodhana dauntlessly states to the contrary. With the use of particle tu inferring contrariness he is affirming his superiority over the Pandava army due to the fact that Drona the instructor of the leaders of both armies in the art of archery and the master of the science of weaponry is in his army fighting against the Pandavas, so under his protection how can their be any question of their army being invincible. You may now hear about the excellence of our warriors, exalted in knowledge, valorous, who have our fullest confidence as they are fighting for us of their own free will. I shall name for you those excellent warriors so you will know who they are and so that you will understand our position. The word dvijottama meaning best of the twice born, Brahmans, this being stated indicates a concealed meaning implying that if Dronacaraya will not fight then he is merely a Brahman who is only interested in eating the fine food served at the palace of Duryodhana.