Chapter 1: Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra
tan samiksya sa kaunteyah
sarvan bandhun avasthitan
visidann idam abravit
tan—all of them; samiksya—after seeing; sah—he; kaunteyah—the son of Kunti; sarvan—all kinds of; bandhun—relatives; avasthitan—situated; krpaya—by compassion; paraya—of a high grade; avistah—overwhelmed by; visidan—while lamenting; idam—thus; abravit—spoke.
When the son of Kunti, Arjuna, saw all these different grades of friends and relatives, he became overwhelmed with compassion and spoke thus: