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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11 Verse 28

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 11 श्लोक 28

यथा नदीनां बहवोऽम्बुवेगाः
समुद्रमेवाभिमुखाः द्रवन्ति।
तथा तवामी नरलोकवीरा
विशन्ति वक्त्राण्यभिविज्वलन्ति।।11.28।।

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

11.28 Verily, just as many torrents of rivers flow towards the ocean, even so these heroes in the world of men enter Thy flaming mouths.

English Commentary - Swami Sivananda

11.28 यथा as? नदीनाम् of rivers? बहवः many? अम्बुवेगाः watercurrents? समुद्रम् to the ocean? एव verily? अभिमुखाः towards? द्रवन्ति flow? तथा so? तव Thy? अमी these? नरलोकवीराः heroes in the world of men? विशन्ति enter? वक्त्राणि mouths? अभिविज्वलन्ति flaming.Commentary Ami These warriors such as Bhishma. Arjuna is now seeing all these warriors,whom he did not wish to kill? rushing to death. His delusion has vanished. He thinks now This battle cannot be avoided. It has the sanction of the Supreme Lord. Why should I worry about the inevitable The Lord has already destroyed these warriors. I am only an instrument in His hands. No sin can touch me even if I kill them. This is a just cause also.Why and how do they enter Arjuna says --

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 11.28

Yathaa nadeenaam bahavo’mbuvegaahSamudramevaabhimukhaah dravanti; Tathaa tavaamee naralokaveeraahVishanti vaktraanyabhivijwalanti.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 11.28

yathā—as; nadīnām—of the rivers; bahavaḥ—many; ambu-vegāḥ—water waves; samudram—the ocean; eva—indeed; abhimukhāḥ—toward; dravanti—flowing rapidly; tathā—similarly; tava—your; amī—these; nara-loka-vīrāḥ—kings of human society; viśhanti—enter; vaktrāṇi—mouths; abhivijvalanti—blazing; yathā—as; pradīptam—blazing; jvalanam—fire; pataṅgāḥ—moths; viśhanti—enter; nāśhāya—to be perished; samṛiddha vegāḥ—with great speed; tathā eva—similarly; nāśhāya—to be perished; viśhanti—enter; lokāḥ—these people; tava—your; api—also; vaktrāṇi—mouths; samṛiddha-vegāḥ—with great speed