ಸೌಭದ್ರೋ ದ್ರೌಪದೇಯಾಶ್ಚ ಸರ್ವ ಏವ ಮಹಾರಥಾಃ॥೬॥
yudhāmanyuśca vikrāṃta uttamaujāśca vīryavān |
saubhadro draupadeyāśca sarva eva mahārathāḥ||6||
Gist of the sloka:
Yudhamanjus is also great warrior; so is Uttamauja. Along with son of Subhadra [Abhimanyu] and yet to mature sons of Draupadi – all of them are great chariot warriors.
Yudhamanjus and Uttamauja are both sons of King Dhrupada. Duryodhana mentions that these two are great warriors who walk like a Ox, having determination, confidence and capability.
Subhadra’s son Abhimanyu along with yet to mature young sons of Draupadi are called great chariot warriors by Duryodhana.
Reflecting back, one can see that Duryodhana is seeing great warriors in Pandava army even though they are young and yet to mature. Such is his great fear and mental state, that he has feared the very war which he invoked.
The thing which is very clear from this, is the fact that once a person gets into fear mode, the mind starts playing tricks; making the situation even worse. Making one believe that he has seen a snake when it was, in fact a rope.
Even though Duryodhana had 11 and Pandavas 7 Akshohinis, he was seeing Pandavas had greater strength and more fearsome and capable warriors then he had. He mentioned 11 warrior leaders of Pandavas for their 7 Akshohinis.
This in turn made him fail his own army. Instead of motivating and increasing the positive spirit in his own army by highlighting their superior numbers and number of great warrior leaders on his side, he ended up praising his enemies and their leadership.
He also did it in front of his teacher rather than his commander Bheeshmacharya. Lastly, he mentions the enemy strength first demotivating even more, his own army. The fear had taken hold of his mental state making him unsure of how to proceed.
This is the exact state of a person who has turned away from Lord. They will always have fear in their heart/mind and to cover it up, starts speaking things which is both irrelevant and improper.
If a person starts speaking like Duryodhana with great fear and without respect, it only indicates their inherent fears in their mind and how far they are from Lord. They also lack confidence in their own abilities.
This is a lesson for everyone to believe, understand and follow the Lord and his words. For they only give real confidence and fearlessness.