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ami ca tvam dhrtarastrasya 11.26



amī ca tvāṁ dhṛitarāśtrasya putrāḥ

sarve sahaivāvani-pālasaṅghaiḥ

bhīṣhmo droṇaḥ sūta-putras tathāsau

sahāsmadīyair api yodha-mukhyaiḥ


amī – the matter

ca -also

tvāṁ -unto your 

dhṛitarāśtrasya  putrah  – the sons of dhrtarastrasya

sarve -the entire

sahaivāvani-pālasaṅghaiḥ -altogether (saha) certainly (aiva) for what has taken place (avani) on the behalf of the society (pala sanghaih)

bhīṣhmo – our bhisma

droṇaḥ -drona too

sūta-putras -the sons of son  

tathāsau-in that manner, be it so

sahāsmadīyair -altogether (saha) answerable to the responses (smadiyair)

api -even if 

yodha-mukhyaiḥ-the importance is of the warrior/soldier (Arjuna)


The matter also unto your the sons of dhrtarastrasya, the entire, altogether certainly for what has taken place on the behalf of the society; our bhisma, drona too, the sons of son, in that manner, be it so, altogether answerable to the responses even if the importance is of the warrior/soldier (Arjuna).

This is saying why are they not responsible or answerable to their responses? The incident that had taken place with Draupadi. I thought the dhritarastrasya was only seen in chapter 1, but here you see it again in this verse. This is combined with another verse 13.27 in the text though I do not think 13.27 has anything to do with 13.26. 

Here is an image of it from Gita.

Here you see Dhirtarasya again the second time in chapter 13. The image here the meaning is combined with another verse. Why is this about the characters randomly in this chapter? Take a look at the meaning I have for this.