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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 Verse 43

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 18 श्लोक 43

शौर्यं तेजो धृतिर्दाक्ष्यं युद्धे चाप्यपलायनम्।
दानमीश्वरभावश्च क्षात्रं कर्म स्वभावजम्।।18.43।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी रामसुख दास जी ( भगवद् गीता 18.43)

।।18.43।।शूरवीरता? तेज? धैर्य? प्रजाके संचालन आदिकी विशेष चतुरता? युद्धमें कभी पीठ न दिखाना? दान करना और शासन करनेका भाव -- ये सबकेसब क्षत्रियके स्वाभाविक कर्म हैं।

Shri Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Lord Krishna describes the natural duties of ksatriya the royal governing warrior class. 1) sauryam is bravery, valour and intrepidness in conflict without hesitation. 2) tejah is courageous, fiery nature that does not back down. 3) dhritih is endurance to persevere in an endeavour despite difficulties. 4) daksyam is adroitness, dexterity the ability to adjust in th execution of duties. 5) apalyanam is absence of cowardice even in the case of life or death. 6) danam is benevolence, generosity to others in need. 7) isvara-bhavah the capacity to lead and govern dependents.