Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Sankhya Yogam: Chapter 2: Verse 6


Before Taking Any sort of Decision it is Very Important to Asses Consequences From Both Sides and Both Short Term and Long Term

न चैतद्विद्म: कतरन्नो गरीयो
यद्वा जयेम यदि वा नो जयेयु: |
यानेव हत्वा न जिजीविषाम
स्तेऽवस्थिता: प्रमुखे धार्तराष्ट्रा: || 2.6||

na chaitadvidmaḥ kataranno garīyo
yadvā jayema yadi vā no jayeyuḥ
yāneva hatvā na jijīviṣhāmas
te ’vasthitāḥ pramukhe dhārtarāṣhṭrāḥ|| 2.6||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 2- Ver. 6:

We don’t even know whether we wish to conquer them or be conquered by them as a result of this war. We will not want to live even after we have killed them. Nonetheless, they have joined Dhritarashtra’s side and now stand before us on the battlefield.


When deciding on the best course of action, one must weigh the pros and cons & look for several options. Arjuna was contemplating whether defeating the Kauravas or being defeated by them was preferable. Both options seemed to be defeats, for if he won the war by killing the Kauravas, he would have no desire to live any longer.

Verse & What we can learn

When one is deciding the course of action one should asses all the pros and cons of the action from both sides (from one’s side and the opposite side as well) & both short-term and long term.

One who takes a stand on the side of Dharma & almighty will ultimately have victory no matter what.

In the next verse, Arjuna asks Lord Krishna to clear his confusion and guide him.

Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…

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