Chapter 2. Yoga of Wisdom: Verse 35

Sanskrit Verse


भयाद्रणादुपरतं मंस्यन्ते त्वां महारथा: |
येषां च त्वं बहुमतो भूत्वा यास्यसि लाघवम् ||

Transliteration


Bhayaad-ranaad-uparatam mansyante tvaam mahaa-rathaah
yeshaam cha tvam bahu-mato bhootvaa yaasyasi laaghavam

English Translation


Those great warriors will think you have forsaken the war in fear. Those who hold you in high esteem will regard you lightly.

Commentary & Explanation


Topics: Warrior Honor Fear

Glossary

BhayaatFrom fear
RanaatFrom the battlefield
UparatamWithdrawn
MamsyanteWill consider
TvaamYou
Mahaa-rathaahGreat generals; who command army of 11,000; maha=great, ratha=chariot
YeshaamOf whom
ChaAlso
TvamYou
Bahu-matahMuch thought of; great estimate; bahu=lot, matah=count
BhootvaWill become; having been
YaasyasiWill receive, will lose
LaaghavamDecreased in value; considered light