So Sanjaya started saying what exactly happened.
He had his intuition, he had his inner inner eyes opened. He was a sort of psychic. He did not watch a crystal ball. But he was so intuitive, he was psychic. He could see sitting in the palace, he saw what was happening out there in the field. For those days there was was no cameras. They had to use their inner faculty – no conference calling, no television station, but great inner vision, inner ability to cognize, to recognize, to comprehend things happened far way.
Even today there are many peole, even I want to, there are many of you, who can see things, who can predict, who can know, visualize what’s happening elsewhere.
Sanjaya, the youngest son of Dhrtarastra, was an expert at it. And the king took the expert’s help to see what had happened.
That’s the beginning of Gita.
Even when you don’t have the ability, take the help of those who have the ability – very first lesson.
You can’t do everything by yourself, whatever you can’t do, there are those who can do, you take their help and do that, take those help and do that – see that they are part of you.
Now comes Duryodhana. Duryodhana, when he saw the strength of Pandavas – the troop he was going to fight, he straightaway went to his master complaining about it, his master Dronacarya.
The weakness of a person is that he does not recognize his strength. He looks at the others, when others are found to be much stronger this is where you sees yourself to become weaker, much more weaker. If your sight, your eyes are stuck on others, it’s never on yourself, you are bound to be weak.
He did not see himself as his own massive army taht he had with him, his eyes were on the others.
When the eyes are on the others, you can’t but complain. You will complain, and that’s exactly what he did, complain and complain.
See what you have done, look at him there are so much talent, there are many power, there are so many people ….. he started his off tune music -Duryodhana’s musical style – accusation – “ah, you people what you do to do to me, nothing! Accusing, feeling more weak.
So by the hour he was feeling frustrated, angry, tensed and accusing his own fellow-men, accusing the teacher who taught him, it’s the height of ignorance.
Strength comes from gratefulness, strength comes from recognizing one’s strength.