Chapter 2. Yoga of Wisdom: Verse 31

Sanskrit Verse


स्वधर्ममपि चावेक्ष्य न विकम्पितुमर्हसि |
धर्म्याद्धि युद्धाच्छ्रेयोऽन्यत्क्षत्रियस्य न विद्यते ||

Transliteration


Sva-dharmam-api chaavekshya na vikampitum-arhasi
dharmyaaddhi yuddhaach-chhreyo-anyat-kshatriyasya na vidyate

English Translation


Also from the view of one's own duty, you should not waver, for there is nothing higher for a Kashatriya(warrior) to fight for a righteous cause.

Commentary & Explanation


Topics:Dharma Lord Krishna Kshatriya Duty Warrior War Righteousness

Glossary

SwaSelf
DharmamDuty in accordance with the greater good of all
ApiAlso
ChaAnd
AvekshyaLooking at; considering
NaNot
VikampitumTo oscillate; to hesitate; to waver
ArhasiBefitting; should
DharmyaatFrom righteousness; from the duties
HiCertainly
YuddhaatThan war/ fighting
ShreyahHigher; greater good; higher cause
AnyatOther; anything else
KshatriyasyaOf a Kshatriya (warrior)
NaNot
VidyateIs; exist