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Srimad Bhagavad Gita -Ramanujacharya

Chapter-2 Sankhya Yogaḥ

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Communion through Knowledge


sañjaya uvāca
taṁ tathā kṛpayāviṣṭaṁ aśā-pūrṇā-kulekṣaṇam |
viṣīdantam idaṁ vākyam uvāca madhusūdanaḥ || 1 ||

Sanjaya said:
1. To him, who was thus overcome with pity, whose eyes were filled with tears, who was
despondent and bewildered, Sri Krishna spoke these words:

śrī bhagavān uvāca
kutas tvā kaśmalam idaṁ viṣame samupasthitam |
anāryājuṣṭam asvargyam akīrtikaram arjuna || 2 ||

The Blessed Lord said:
2. Whence comes this unworthy weakness in a crisis, O Arjuna? It is unseemly for a noble person, it
is disgraceful and obstructive to the attainment of heaven.

klaibyaṁ mā sma gamaḥ pārtha naitat-tvayyupapadyate |
kṣudraṁ hṛdaya daurbalyaṁ tyaktvottiṣṭha paraṅtapa || 3 ||

3. Yield not to unmanliness[1], O Arjuna, it does not become you. Cast off this base faint-heartedness
and arise, O scorcher of foes!


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References and Context

  1. This is a snide reference to the last year of Arjuna's time in exile - spent living as a kliba — a transsexual teachingsinging and dancing in the court of king Virata.

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