तस्मात्त्वमुत्तिष्ठ यशो लभस्व
जित्वा शत्रून् भुङ्क्ष्व राज्यं समृद्धम्।
मयैवैते निहताः पूर्वमेव
निमित्तमात्रं भव सव्यसाचिन्।।11.33।।
।।11.33।।इसलिये तुम युद्धके लिये खड़े हो जाओ और यशको प्राप्त करो तथा शत्रुओंको जीतकर धनधान्यसे सम्पन्न राज्यको भोगो। ये सभी मेरे द्वारा पहलेसे ही मारे हुए हैं। हे सव्यसाचिन् तुम निमित्तमात्र बन जाओ।
Lord Krishna is instructing Arjuna to arise from his lethargy of mind and fight for righteousness. By vanquishing the Kauravas he will acquire lasting glory and enjoy the prospering kingdom of Earth which will be rightfully administered and protected by the Pandavas. Lord Krishna alone by Himself has already determined the course of the battle and the destruction of all the unrighteous. In this work Arjuna is merely an instrument and must only accept the role of conqueror as an implement of war. Arjuna is addressed as savya-sacin or expert archer from the root shach meaning equal. This was because he was ambidextrous and could fix an arrow to a bow shooting it equally with left or right hand.