Bhagavad Gita 2.31

Bhagavad Gita 2.31: Verse 31

क्षत्रिय धर्म और युद्ध करने की आवश्यकता का वर्णन

स्वधर्ममपि चावेक्ष्य न विकम्पितुमर्हसि ।
धर्म्याद्धि युद्धाच्छ्रेयोऽन्यत्क्षत्रियस्य न विद्यते ॥2.31॥

भावार्थ - Gist

तथा अपने धर्म को देखकर भी तू भय करने योग्य नहीं है अर्थात्‌ तुझे भय नहीं करना चाहिए क्योंकि क्षत्रिय के लिए धर्मयुक्त युद्ध से बढ़कर दूसरा कोई कल्याणकारी कर्तव्य नहीं है॥2.31॥

And considering that your moral duty as a kshatriya is to engage valiantly in battle, you must not allow yourself to be shaken or moved from your prescribed duty in life. Because for a kshatriya there would be no nobler action could be more beneficial than to fight the battle of righteousness.

व्याख्या - Explanation

No path could be more blessed for you than that of the true and righteous battle. Though knowledge is the purest means towards union with Krishna, even knowledge becomes insignificant without performing ones own duty.