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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 38 sukha-duhkhe same krtvalabhalabhau jayajayautato yuddhaya yujyasvanaivam papam avapsyasi TRANSLATION Do thou fight for the sake of fighting, without considering happiness or distress, loss or gain, victory or defeat—and, by so doing, you shall never incur sin. PURPORT Lord Krsna now directly says that Arjuna should fight…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 34 akirtim capi bhutanikathayisyanti te ‘vyayamsambhavitasya cakirtirmaranad atiricyate TRANSLATION People will always speak of your infamy, and for one who has been honored, dishonor is worse than death. PURPORT Both as friend and philosopher to Arjuna, Lord Krsna now gives His final judgement regarding Arjuna’s refusal to…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 32 yadrcchaya copapannamsvarga-dvaram apavrtamsukhinah ksatriyah parthalabhante yuddham idrsam TRANSLATION O Partha, happy are the ksatriyas to whom such fighting opportunities come unsought, opening for them the doors of the heavenly planets. PURPORT As supreme teacher of the world, Lord Krsna condemns the attitude of Arjuna who said,…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 31 sva-dharmam api caveksyana vikampitum arhasidharmyad dhi yuddhac chreyo ‘nyatksatriyasya na vidyate TRANSLATION Considering your specific duty as a ksatriya, you should know that there is no better engagement for you than fighting on religious principles; and so there is no need for hesitation. PURPORT Out of…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 30 dehi nityam avadhyo ‘yamdehe sarvasya bharatatasmat sarvani bhutanina tvam socitum arhasi TRANSLATION O descendant of Bharata, he who dwells in the body is eternal and can never be slain. Therefore you need not grieve for any creature. PURPORT The Lord now concludes the chapter of instruction…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 29 ascarya-vat pasyati kascid enamascarya-vad vadati tathaiva canyahascarya-vac cainam anyah srnotisrutvapy enam veda na caiva kascit TRANSLATION Some look on the soul as amazing, some describe him as amazing, and some hear of him as amazing, while others, even after hearing about him, cannot understand him at…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 28 avyaktadini bhutanivyakta-madhyani bharataavyakta-nidhanany evatatra ka paridevana TRANSLATION All created beings are unmanifest in their beginning, manifest in their interim state, and unmanifest again when they are annihilated. So what need is there for lamentation? PURPORT Accepting that there are two classes of philosophers, one believing in…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 27 jatasya hi dhruvo mrtyurdhruvam janma mrtasya catasmad apariharye ‘rthena tvam socitum arhasi TRANSLATION For one who has taken his birth, death is certain; and for one who is dead, birth is certain. Therefore, in the unavoidable discharge of your duty, you should not lament. PURPORT One…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 26 atha cainam nitya-jatamnityam va manyase mrtamtathapi tvam maha-bahonainam socitum arhasi TRANSLATION If, however, you think that the soul is perpetually born and always dies, still you have no reason to lament, O mighty-armed. PURPORT There is always a class of philosophers, almost akin to the Buddhists,…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 25 avyakto ‘yam acintyo ‘yamavikaryo ‘yam ucyatetasmad evam viditvainamnanusocitum arhasi TRANSLATION It is said that the soul is invisible, inconceivable, immutable, and unchangeable. Knowing this, you should not grieve for the body. PURPORT As described previously, the magnitude of the soul is so small for our material…