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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 31

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 2 श्लोक 31

स्वधर्ममपि चावेक्ष्य न विकम्पितुमर्हसि।
धर्म्याद्धि युद्धाछ्रेयोऽन्यत्क्षत्रियस्य न विद्यते।।2.31।।

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

2.31. Further, considering your own duty, you should not waver. Indeed, for a Ksatriya there exists no duty superior to fighting a righteous war.

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

2.31 Sva-Dharmam etc. Because ones duty cannot be avoided, wavering with regard to fighting the war is not proper [on the part of Arjuna].

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 2.31

Swadharmam api chaavekshya na vikampitum arhasi; Dharmyaaddhi yuddhaacchreyo’nyat kshatriyasya na vidyate.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 2.31

swa-dharmam—one’s duty in accordance with the Vedas; api—also; cha—and; avekṣhya—considering; na—not; vikampitum—to waver; arhasi—should; dharmyāt—for righteousness; hi—indeed; yuddhāt—than fighting; śhreyaḥ—better; anyat—another; kṣhatriyasya—of a warrior; na—not; vidyate—exists