Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Sankhya Yogam: Chapter 2: Verse 3


A Hopeful, Enthusiastic & Positive Attitude is Very Essential to Overcome the Weaknesses of Mind & Heart

क्लैब्यं मा स्म गम: पार्थ नैतत्त्वय्युपपद्यते |
क्षुद्रं हृदयदौर्बल्यं त्यक्त्वोत्तिष्ठ परन्तप || 2.3||

klaibyaṁ mā sma gamaḥ pārtha naitat tvayyupapadyate
kṣhudraṁ hṛidaya-daurbalyaṁ tyaktvottiṣhṭha parantapa || 2.3||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 2- Ver. 3:

It is not fitting for you, Parth, to surrender to this unmanliness. Give up your petty heart weakness and rise, O conqueror of foes.

Shri Krishna is a professional motivational speaker. Effeminate is one of the worst things you can name a fighter. Consider Arjuna’s reaction when Shri Krishna referred to him as effeminate. Using the adjective weak-hearted to characterize Arjuna was also a shock to the warrior, who is known for his bravery and lion-like spirit. Shri Krishna, on the other hand, appealed to Arjuna’s better attributes. He reminded Arjuna of his regarded and beloved mother Prithaa (Kunti) and how she would feel if Arjuna avoided the conflict by addressing him as “Paartha.” Shri Krishna also reminded Arjuna of his fighting skill, calling him a “scorcher of opponents.”

The powerful Sanskrit word “utthishta,” which means “arise,” is the shloka’s concluding point. Arjuna is told not just to rise physically, but also to raise his intellect from the depths of misconception to a higher plane of understanding. Shree Krishna is a wise instructor, and after reprimanding Arjuna, He now boosts his internal power to deal with the circumstance by supporting him.

Verse & What we can learn

Having positive attitude and to be in good spirits is essential to be on the path of enlightenment.
To overcome negativities of mind such as ignorance, attachment etc, one must always be enthusiastic, hopeful and energetic.

In the next verses, we will see Arjuna asking Lord Krishna how he can shoot his arrows on persons like Bheeshma & Dronacharya.

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

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