Chapter 2. Yoga of Wisdom: Verse 33

Sanskrit Verse


अथ चेतत्वमिमं धर्म्यं संग्रामं न करिष्यसि |
तत: स्वधर्मं कीर्तिं च हित्वा पापमवाप्स्यसि ||

Transliteration


Atha chet-tvam-imam dharmyam sangraamam na karishyasi
tatah sva-dharmam keertim cha hitvaa paapam-avaapsyasi

English Translation


However, if you refuse to fight the righteous war, having abandoned duty & fame you will incur sin of not performing your duty.

Commentary & Explanation


Topics:Dharma Lord Krishna Kshatriya Duty War Sin

Glossary

AthaTherefore
ChetIf
TvamYou
ImamThis
DharmyamRighteous
SangraamamBattle; war
NaNot
KarishyasiAct; perform; do
TatahThen
SvaSelf
DharmamDuty
KeertimFame; reputation
ChaAlso
HitvaaLosing; having abandoned
PaapamFault; sin
AvaapsyasiShall incur; gain