Chapter 2. Yoga of Wisdom: Verse 37

Sanskrit Verse


हतो वा प्राप्स्यसि स्वर्गं जित्वा वा भोक्ष्यसे महीम् |
तस्मादुत्तिष्ठ कौन्तेय युद्धाय कृतनिश्चय: ||

Transliteration


Hato vaa praapsyasi swargam jitvaa vaa bhokshyase maheem
tasmaad-uttishtha kaunteya yuddhaaya krita-nishchayah

English Translation


O Son of Kunti (Arjuna) if you fight dutifully and die you will attain higher spiritual realms, if you win you will regain the kingdom. Therefore lift yourself up and prepare to fight.

Commentary & Explanation


Topics:Dharma Kshatriya War Heaven Kingdom

Glossary

HatahKilled; slain
PraapsyasiYou obtain/ gain
SwargamCelestial realms
JitvaaHaving won
BhokshyaseYou enjoy
MaheemThe earth; kingdom
TasmaatTherefore
UttishthaGet up; stand up; arise
KaunteyaThe son of Kunti (Arjuna)
YuddhaayaTo fight
KritaAction; to act; do
NishchayahDetermination/ resolve