SB 1.15.15

यो भीष्मकर्णगुरुशल्यचमूष्वदभ्र राजन्यवर्यरथमण्डलमण्डितासु ।
अग्रेचरो मम विभो रथयूथपानामायुर्मनांसि च दृशा सह ओज आर्च्छत् ॥१५॥


yo bhīṣma-karṇa-guru-śalya-camūṣv adabhra-
agrecaro mama vibho ratha-yūthapānām
āyur manāṁsi ca dṛśā saha oja ārcchat


yaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigyah

who; a devotee who; a person; a person who; all those; any person who; any such master who; anyone (king or governor); anyone; anyone who; Bali Mahārāja; because; everything; he (who has); he; he person who; He who (Govinda); he who (Jahnu); He who (Lord Nārāyaṇa); He who (Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu); he who (my so-called husband); he who (Somadatta); He who (the Lord); He who (the Personality of Godhead); He who (the Supreme Personality of Godhead); he who (Śunaḥśepha); he who; I who; it is He only; King Khaṭvāṅga who; Lord Rāmacandra who; Mahārāja Sagara who; on account of; one; one of the sons of Sagara Mahārāja; one which; one who (the Supreme Personality of Godhead); one who (Viśvāmitra); one who; one who is; person; such a person (as you); such a person; that; that is; that person; that Personality of Godhead who; that same person who; that which; the Lord who; the one; the one who; the person; the person who; the same Jaḍa Bharata who was formerly Mahārāja Bharata, the son of Mahārāja Ṛṣabhadeva; the same Rāhu; the Supreme Lord who; the Supreme Personality of Godhead; the Supreme Personality of Godhead who; the system; who; who are; who is; whoever; whom; you who; Your Lordship.
—it is He only; bhīṣmaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbhīṣma

Bhīṣma; by Bhīṣma; by Grandfather Bhīṣma; Grandfather Bhīṣma.
—Bhīṣma; karṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkarṇa

and to the ears; ear; ears; Karṇa; of the ear; on the ears; the ear; the ears; through the ears; to the ear.
—Karṇa; guruplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigguru

sannyāsa-guru; a superior; as the spiritual master; Droṇācārya; grave; great; heaviness; His spiritual master; master; momentous; My spiritual master; of spiritual master; of the spiritual master; preceptors; spiritual master; spiritual masters; superior; superior teacher; superiors; teacher; teachers; the spiritual master; the spiritual masters; the teacher; to the elders; to those on the level of the spiritual master.
—Droṇācārya; śalyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigśalya

—Śalya; camūṣuplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigcamūṣu

in the midst of the military phalanx.
—in the midst of the military phalanx; adabhraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigadabhra

fixed; glorious; great; immense; magnanimous, without reservation; perfect; unlimited; vast.
—immense; rājanyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigrājanya

incarnations as Lord Rāmacandra and other kṣatriyas; of Lord Rāmacandra; Rājanya.
-varyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigvarya

of the chief; the best; the chief.
—great royal princes; rathaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigratha

by chariots; car; chariot; chariot car; charioteers; chariots; on a chariot; on chariots; the car; the chariot; with chariots.
-maṇḍalaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmaṇḍala

circle; circles; encirclement; group; realm.
—chain of chariots; maṇḍitāsuplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmaṇḍitāsu

being decorated with.
—being decorated with; agreplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigagre

at first; before (before the creation of this cosmic manifestation); before; before creation; before the creation; before them; formerly; hereinbefore; in front; in the beginning; in the beginning, before the creation; in the previous birth; previously; prior to the creation.
caraḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigcarah

—going forward; mamaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmama

by me; by Me personally; false conception; for me; for myself; from me; it is mine; me; mind; mine ("everything in relationship with this body is mine"); Mine; my (my land, my country, my family, my community, my religion); my; of Me; of Mine; of My; that; to Me; toward me; unto me; with me.
—of mine; vibhoplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigvibho

Lord Viṣṇu; my dear Supreme Lord; O almighty one; O great King; O great one; O great person; O Lord; O master of the state; O my lord; O my Lord, O Supreme; O powerful one; O Supreme; O supreme great.
—O great King; rathaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigratha

by chariots; car; chariot; chariot car; charioteers; chariots; on a chariot; on chariots; the car; the chariot; with chariots.
-yūthaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigyūtha

bereft of her husband.
-pānāmplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigpanam

the prize.
—all the charioteers; āyuḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigayuh

—duration of life or fruitive activities; manāṁsiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmanāṁsi

everyone's mind; mental upsurges; minds; the mind; the minds of the brāhmaṇas (who because of Kaṁsa had always been afraid); within our minds.
—mental upsurges; caplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigca

ca; all these; also; also other bodily forms; also that I have not been able to ask; and (the five gross material elements and the ten acting and knowledge-gathering senses); and; and also; and Devahūti; and for all; and the paraphernalia; as also; as much as; as well; as well as; but; certainly; either; however; indeed; only; or; over and above; respectively; the word ca; this word ca; thus; totally; unlimitedly; verily.
—also; dṛśāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdrsa

by experience; by glance; by intelligence; by knowledge; by looking; by the eyes; by the vision of Your eyes; with his eyes.
—by glance; sahaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsahaḥ

determination; energy; fat; mental force; mental strength; power; Saha; strength; the basic principle of life; the strength of the mind.
—power; ojaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigojah

and their expert productive knowledge; bodily strength; perfect knowledge; prowess; semen; sense perception; sensory prowess; strength; strength of the senses; the energy of the senses; the strength of the senses; the vital force.
—strength; ārcchatplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigārcchat

achieved; brought about; obtained; withdrew.


It was He only who withdrew the duration of life from everyone and who, in the battlefield, withdrew the speculative power and strength of enthusiasm from the great military phalanx made by the Kauravas, headed by Bhīṣma, Karṇa, Droṇa, Śalya, etc. Their arrangement was expert and more than adequate, but He [Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa], while going forward, did all this. 


The Absolute Personality of Godhead, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, expands Himself by His plenary Paramātmā portion in everyone’s heart, and thus He directs everyone in the matter of recollection, forgetfulness, knowledge, the absence of intelligence and all psychological activities (Bg. 15.15)plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 15.15

I am seated in everyone's heart, and from Me come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness. By all the Vedas am I to be known; indeed I am the compiler of Vedānta, and I am the knower of the Vedas.
. As the Supreme Lord, He can increase or decrease the duration of life of a living being. Thus the Lord conducted the Battle of Kurukṣetra according to His own plan. He wanted that battle to establish Yudhiṣṭhira as the Emperor of this planet, and to facilitate this transcendental business He killed all who were on the opposite party by His omnipotent will. The other party was equipped with all military strength supported by big generals like Bhīṣma, Droṇa and Śalya and it would have been physically impossible for Arjuna to win the battle had the Lord not helped him by every kind of tactic. Such tactics are generally followed by every statesman, even in modern warfare, but they are all done materially by powerful espionages, military tactics and diplomatic maneuvers. But because Arjuna was the Lord’s affectionate devotee, the Lord did all this Himself without personal anxiety by Arjuna. That is the way of the devotional service to the Lord.