Chapter 1: Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra
asmakam tu visista ye
tan nibodha dvijottama
nayaka mama sainyasya
samjnartham tan bravimi te
asmakam—our; tu—but; visistah—especially powerful; ye—those; tan—them; nibodha—just take note, be informed; dvijottama—the best of the brahmanas; nayakah—captains; mama—my; sainyasya—of the soldiers; samjna-artham—for information; tan—them; bravimi—I am speaking; te—your.
O best of the brahmanas, for your information, let me tell you about the captains who are especially qualified to lead my military force.