|Chapter 2||The Eternal Reality of the Soul's Immortality||Verse 9|
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Anticipating a question after speaking thus in the previous verse, Arjuna finishes his lamentation with the words I shall not fight and then silently waits for the Supreme Lord's instructions.
Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Bhagavad-Gita: chapter 2, verse 10
Observing Arjuna overwhelmed with grief at not properly perceiving the actual distinction between the physical body and the soul and yet discoursing in the way that one with proper knowledge of the soul existing independent of the body would expound; seeing him in the predicament of having conflicting views, beholding him languishing with inactivity when both the opposing armies were ready for battle; Lord Krishna smilingly began to instruct him in the very next verse beginning na tv evaham jatu nasam meaning never was there a time I did not exist, all the way through
Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Dhritarastra expectancy to know what happenned next was answered by Sanjaya saying that Arjuna who could control sleep spoke to Lord Krishna the controller of the senses saying he would not fight. Lord Krishna the omnipotent, omniscient, originator of the Vedas and the worshippable Supreme Lord spoken of in the Udyoga Parva of the Mahabharata as Govinda, the one who knows everything in all respects according to the words of the Vedas. Also in the Harivamsa the sages have stated that verily the cow is called go and elaborating further they address Lord Krishna as Govinda or He who protects the cows and He who attracts everyones senses.