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.


Bhagavad Gita or Gitopanisad is one of the most important Upanishad. Bhagavad Gita is the philosophy of life narrated and explained by Lord Krsna to his devotee and friend Arjuna.


Slokas of Gita#17




Slokas of Gita#17

aho bata mahat papam
kartum vyavasita vayam
yad rajya-sukha-lobhena
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.




Slokas of Gita#17

yadi mam apratikaram

asastram sastra-panayah

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.

Krsna and Arjuna 



Slokas of Gita#17

sanjaya uvaca

evam uktvarjunah sankhye

rathopastha upavisat

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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