Chapter 2. Yoga of Wisdom: Verse 38

Sanskrit Verse


सुखदु:खे समे कृत्वा लाभालाभौ जयाजयौ |
ततो युद्धाय युज्यस्व नैवं पापमवाप्स्यसि ||

Transliteration


Sukha-duhkhe same kritvaa laabhaalaabhau jayaajayau
tato yuddhaaya yujyasva naivam paapam-avaapsyasi

English Translation


With even mindedness, treating happiness & distress, profit & loss, success & failure- engage in the battle, you will not incur sin that way.

Commentary & Explanation


Topics:Lord Krishna Equanimity Happiness Duty Sin Sorrow Success Failure

Glossary

SukhaHappiness
DuhkheIn pain/ distress
SameIn equanimity
KritvaaDoing ; having made
LaabhaProfit
AlaabhaLoss
JayaWin
AjayaLoss
TatahThen
YuddhaayaFor the battle
YujyasvaEngage (in fight)
NaNot
EvamThus
PaapamFault; sin
AvaapsyasiIncur; obtain