Friday, August 29, 2008

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter II Verse: 34

Dishonour is worse than death

Akeertim Chaapi Bhootani Kathayishyanti Tevyayam
Sambhavitasya Chakeerthihi Marananad Atirichyate
Here Krishna also warns Arjuna of a life of disrepute and dishonour, especially for a respected soldier that he is. If he did not participate in the righteous war to uphold Dharma, he may continue to live as the beings on earth will speak of him with dishonour for eternity. To live with a bad reputation s worse than death, says Sri Krishna. - Swahilya Shambhavi.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 2: Verse - 32

You will relinquish your duty

Atha Chethwamimam Dharmyam Samgramam Na Karishyasi

Tatah Swadharmam Keerthimcha Hithwa Papam Avapsyasi

However, if you do not participate in this war, you will incur sin and you will also be failing in your duty as you have relinquishe your reputation as a warrior, says Krishna to Arjuna. Swahilya Shambhavi.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter II: Vertse: 30/31

Upholding duty

Swadharmam Apichavekshya Navikampitum Arhasi
Dharmyaddhi Yuddhachchreyonyat Kshatriyasya Na Vidyate
Even considering one's own dharma, one should not falter. For a Kshatriya, there is no greater good that is known than fighting in a righteous war.
Yadruchchaya Chopapannam Swargadwaramapavrutam
Sukhinah Kshatriyah Partha Labhante Yuddhameedrisham
Oh Arjuna, By chance this war has come, taking you close to the door of heaven which is now open. Such a war in the hands of a kshatriyah is indeed one that makes them happy.
In both these verses, Sri Krishna uses the trumpcard of duty and the joy of fulfilling his duties as a warrior to pep up his emotions and make him ready to fight. - Swahilya Shambhavi. (

Friday, August 1, 2008

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 2 - Verse 29

A wonder for all

Ascharyavatpashyati Kaschidenam Ascharyavadwadati Tathaivachanyaha
Ascharyavacchaina Manyashrunoti Shruthwapyenam Vedaa Chaiva Kaschit
Some have a glimpse of the consciousness manifesting itself and wonders about it. Some speak of Him as a marvel and some hear Him as a marvel. Yet, none know about Him, despite, seeing, speaking or hearing.
Consciousness is so subtle that it cannot be fathomed with the sens organs, but always keeps one in a state of wonder.