योत्स्यमानानवेक्षेऽहं य एतेऽत्र समागताः।
धार्तराष्ट्रस्य दुर्बुद्धेर्युद्धे प्रियचिकीर्षवः।।1.23।।
।।1.23।।दुष्टबुद्धि दुर्योधनका युद्धमें प्रिय करनेकी इच्छावाले जो ये राजालोग इस सेनामें आये हुए हैं? युद्ध करनेको उतावले हुए इन सबको मैं देख लूँ।
But what was it Arjuna desired to see? He desired to see those of the opposing army gathered there desirous of doing what was agreeable to Duryodhana, this is the construction.
Madhvacarya has no commentary so we present Baladeva Vidyabhusanas. So Arjuna is saying to Lord Krishna let me scrutinise those friends of mine who have chosen to join the ranks of the Kauravas for satisfying the evil minded Duryodhana instead of opposing him for eradicating his evil mindedness which denotes he does not even know how to protect his own life. This request is reasonable in order to view my opponents.
There is no commentary for this verse.
It could be asked of Arjuna, doesnt he already know the worth of his opponents on the battlefield? Certainly Arjuna is fully cognizant of the worthiness of Bhishma and Drona as case in point as well as so many others. But in this verse this objection would be clarified by Arjunas reply that he wishes to see all those who are favouring the evil minded Duryodhana, the son of Dhritarastra.