In this post, 100+ wonderful Slokas of Bhagavat Gita#17, the text of Bhagavat Gita is narrated. 100+ wonderful Slokas of Bhagavat Gita#17 consists of the 44th, 45th, and 46th Slokas of CH.1 Observing the Army on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra from the Gita. Every day I shall publish one post which may contain one or more slokas, from Bhagavad Gita.
aho bata mahat papam
kartum vyavasita vayam
hantum sva-janam udyatah
Alas, how peculiar it is that we are getting ready to commit greatly sinful acts, driven by the desire for royal enjoyment.
In history, there are many examples that for own selfish goal, one may be inclined to such sinful acts as the killing of one’s own mother, father, or brother. There are many similar instances in the history of the world. Being a saintly devotee of the Lord, Arjuna is always conscious of moral principles and so takes care to avoid such activities.
yadi mam apratikaram
dhartarastra rane hanyus
tan me ksemataram bhavet
I would like to die in the hands of the sons of Dhrtarastra unarmed and unresisting, but will not fight with them.
Attacking an unarmed enemy is against the customs of ksatriya fighting principles. Arjuna, however, in such a mysterious position, decided not to fight if he were attacked by the enemy. He ignored how much the other party was bent on fighting. All these symptoms are due to kindheartedness resulting from his being a great devotee of the Lord.
evam uktvarjunah sankhye
visrjya sa-saram capam
Sanjaya said: Arjuna, end talking and cast aside his bow and arrows and sat down on the chariot, his mind overwhelmed with sorrow.
Arjuna stood upon the chariot to observe the situation of the enemy, but he was so burdened with lamentation that he sat down again and kept aside his bow and arrows. Such a kind and kindhearted person, in the devotional service of the Lord, is fit to receive self-knowledge.
End of the First Chapter of the Srimad-Bhagavad-gita: Bhaktivedanta Purports.
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