Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 81

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Contents of the Gita Summarized
Chapter 2: Verse-35

bhayäd raëäd uparatam
mamsyante tväm mahä-rathäh
yesamca tavm bahu-mato
bhütvä yäsyasi läghavam[1]


The great generals who have highly esteemed your name and fame will think that you have left the battlefield out of fear only, and thus they will consider you insignificant.


Lord krsna continued to give His verdict to Arjuna: “Do not think that the great generals like Duryodhana, Karëa, and other contemporaries will think that you have left the battlefield out of compassion for your brothers and grandfather. They will think that you have left out of fear for your life. And thus their high estimation of your personality will go to hell.”



  1. bhayät=out of fear; ranät=from the battlefield; uparatam=ceased; mamsyante=they will consider; tväm=you; mahä-rathäh=the great generals; yesam=for whom; ca=also; tvam=you; bahu-matah=in great estimation; bhütvä=having been; yäsyasi=you will go; läghavam=decreased in value.

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