इत्यहं वासुदेवस्य पार्थस्य च महात्मनः।
।।18.74।।सञ्जय बोले -- इस प्रकार मैंने भगवान् वासुदेव और महात्मा पृथानन्दन अर्जुनका यह रोमाञ्चित करनेवाला अद्भुत संवाद सुना।
The use of the name Vasudeva the son of Vasudeva in referring to Lord Krishna denotes how the Supreme Lord deigns to manifest His completely spiritual body in human form with a father and mother like any other human in order to conceal His supreme divinity. The use of the word Partha refers to Arjuna as the son of Pritha who is Vasudevas sister and Lord Krishnas paternal aunt. This relationship illustrates how deeply and dearly Lord Krishna loves all His creation. The word mahatma meaning great soul refers to Lord Krishna being paramatma the supreme soul existing simultaneously in the etheric hearts of every living entity. It can also refer to Arjuna who heeding the advice and instructions of Lord Krishna has become eminently wise in tvatvam eternal spiritual verities.