Bhagavad Gita :Arjuna Vishada Yogam Last Verses

Ha….I am so sorry for being late for this Gita lesson. I am posting back to back blogs every day , just because I get sometime within my work hours. I am waiting for new project and maybe by next week I will be busy again.

Ch1:28 onwards

Lets start from Kurukshethra Bhoomi again

Arjun is asking Lord Krishna to get him in the middle of both the armies so that he can see them closely

drstvemamsva -janam krsna
yuyutsum samupasthitam
sidanti mama gatrani
mukham ca parisusyati


arjunaḥ—Arjuna; uvāca—said; dṛṣṭvā—after seeing; imam—all these;svajanam—kinsmen; kṛṣṇa—O Kṛṣṇa; yuyutsum—all in fighting spirit;samupasthitam—all present; sīdanti—quivering; mama—my; gātrāṇi—limbs of the body; mukham—mouth; ca—also; pariśuṣyati—drying up.

He wants to see them again. His body is getting weak, his limbs are shivering. He is emotional……….This is the dooms day for him.

No one wants to create enmity. But life is very complicated that we occasionally meet up with people who really don’t match with our vibes. What they need from the life and what we need from the life is different. When the other person wants to forcefully establish his interest on us,   then conflicts take place. We all are different, our needs are different, and so we are destined to rub shoulders with others at some point of life. May be one person can withdraw from the scene, but our ego will get hurt. Its destiny……no one can escape from what the universe has stored in for us.


Listening to Arjun’s plea Lord Krishna is placing the chariot between both the armies.

Arjuna starts lamenting…..      He is getting weaker, he is losing his courage.

 kim no rajyena govinda

kim bhogair jivitena va

yesam arthe kanksitam no

rajyam bhogah sukhani ca

ta ime ‘vasthita yuddhe

pranams tyaktva dhanani ca

acaryah pitarah putras

tathaiva ca pitamahah

matulah svasurah pautrah

syalah sambandhinas tatha

etan na hantum icchami

ghnato ‘pi madhusudana

api trailokya-rajyasya

hetoh kim nu mahi-krte

nihatya dhartarastran nah

ka pritih syaj janardana

 kim—what use; naḥ—to us; rājyena—is the kingdom; govinda—O Kṛṣṇa;kim—what; bhogaiḥ—enjoyment; jīvitena—by living; vā—either; yeṣām—for whom; arthe—for the matter of; kāṅkṣitam—desired; naḥ—our; rājyam—kingdom; bhogāḥ—material enjoyment; sukhāni—all happiness; ca—also; te—all of them; ime—these; avasthitāḥ—situated; yuddhe—in this battlefield;prāṇān—lives; tyaktvā—giving up; dhanāni—riches; ca—also; ācāryāḥ—teachers; pitaraḥ—fathers; putrāḥ—sons; tathā—as well as; eva—certainly; ca—also; pitāmahāḥ—grandfathers; mātulāḥ—maternal uncles; śvaśurāḥ—fathers-in-law; pautrāḥ—grandsons; śyālāḥ—brothers-in-law; sambandhinaḥ—relatives;tathā—as well as; etān—all these; na—never; hantum—for killing; icchāmi—do I wish; ghnataḥ—being killed; api—even; madhusūdana—O killer of the demon Madhu (Kṛṣṇa); api—even if; trailokya—of the three worlds; rājyasya—of the kingdoms; hetoḥ—in exchange; kim—what to speak of; nu—only; mahī-kṛte—for the sake of earth; nihatya—by killing; dhārtarāṣṭrān—the sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra;naḥ—our; kā—what; prītiḥ—pleasure; syāt—will there be; janārdana—O maintainer of all living entities.

Arjun is asking

´’ what pleasure in receiving the happiness, wealth and kingdom by slaying own people? “

Arjun is ready to get killed by the hands of Kourvas.

We can see a weak warrior here. He is emotionally bounded now. It really requires courage to stand against the waves. Especially the emotional tides.  Practicality Vs Emotionalism.

Arjun has so many concerns about the future..the spiritual growth, the destruction of the spiritual values, security of the woman, family traditional, rituals, purity of the race.

From the Verses Ch 1:32-46 we can see the lamentation of Arjun . His worries, his woes on acting against his own people.

With this verse ends the 1 st chapter of Bhagavat Gita.  Next Chapter is Sanqya Yoga



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