Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Contents of the Gita Summarized
Chapter 2: Verse-36
aväcya-vadams ca bahün
Your enemies will describe you in many unkind words and scorn your ability. What could be more painful for you?
Lord krsna was astonished in the beginning at Arjuna’s uncalled-for plea for compassion, and He described his compassion as befitting the non-Äryans. Now in so many words, He has proved His statements against Arjuna’s so-called compassion.
Chapter 2: Verse-37
hato vä präpsyasi svargam
O son of Kunti, either you will be killed on the battlefield and attain the heavenly planets, or you will conquer and enjoy the earthly kingdom. Therefore, get up with determination and fight.
Even though there was no certainty of victory for Arjuna’s side, he still had to fight; for, even being killed there, he could be elevated into the heavenly planets.
- aväcya=unkind; vädän=fabricated words; ca=also; bahün=many; vadisyanti=will say; tava=your; ahitä=enemies; nindantah=while vilifying; tava=your; sämarthyam=ability; tatah=than that; duhkha-taram=more painful; nu=of course; kim=what is there.
- hatah=being killed; vä=either; präpsyasi=you gain; svargam=the heavenly kingdom; jitvä=by conquering; vä=or; bhoksyase=you enjoy; mahim=the world; tasmät=therefore; uttistha=get up; kaunteya=O son of Kunti; yuddhäya=to fight; krta=determined; niscayah=in certainty.