I found this passage recently… it’s part of the conversation between Krishna & Arjuna. Gazillions of words have been spoken and written and debated and turned into graphic novels to re-tell the story of the Bhagavad Gita.
The Matsya Vedh (Piercing-Eye) competition is one of a few different archery competitions that Arjuna had engaged in to achieve his dharma. Shooting at an eagle eye was another.
Hindu mythology has lots of stories that reference water/flooding and the value of the fish. Both the seated spinal twist (matsyandrasana) and the ‘fish’ pose (matsyasana) ask us to be mindful of the water element in our bodies.
Other blog posts from Bhagavad Gita are here:
A night before the day of Matsya Vedh (Piercing fish eye) competition, Krishna & Arjuna are conversing……..
Krishna says, “Arjuna, take care,
put your step forward
and concentrate on the eye of the fish”
Arjuna says, ” If I have to do everything, then what will you do?”
Krishna whispers softly, “What you can’t do, I will do”.
Arjuna asks, “And what is it that I can’t do?”
“I will keep the water steady…..”