SLOKA OF THE DAY:
Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 11 Text 32
kalo 'smi loka-ksaya-krt pravrddho
lokan samahartum iha pravrttah
rte 'pi tvam na bhavisyanti sarve
ye 'vasthitah pratyanikesu yodhah
sri-bhagavan uvaca--the Personality of Godhead said; kalah--time; asmi--I am; loka--of the worlds; ksaya-krt--the destroyer; pravrddhah--great; lokan--all people; samahartum--in destroying; iha--in this world; pravrttah--engaged; rte--without, except for; api--even; tvam--you; na--never; bhavisyanti--will be; sarve--all; ye--who; avasthitah--situated; prati-anikesu--on the opposite sides; yodhah--the soldiers.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Time I am, the great destroyer of the worlds, and I have come here to destroy all people. With the exception of you [the Pandavas], all the soldiers here on both sides will be slain.
In his purport Srila Prabhupada writes; As stated in the Katha Upanisad (1.2.25),
yasya brahma ca ksatram ca
ubhe bhavata odanah
ka ittha veda yatra sah
Eventually all the brahmanas, ksatriyas and everyone else are devoured like a meal by the Supreme. This form of the Supreme Lord is the all-devouring giant, and here Krsna presents Himself in that form of all-devouring time.
We all grow old. For the first time in my life I have tendonitis. I may not be able to do the work I have done for thirty-five years. It scares me but I trust the Lord will sustain me until my time comes.