हतो वा प्राप्स्यसि स्वर्गं जित्वा वा भोक्ष्यसे महीम्।
तस्मादुत्तिष्ठ कौन्तेय युद्धाय कृतनिश्चयः।।2.37।।
।।2.37।। युद्ध में मरकर तुम स्वर्ग प्राप्त करोगे या जीतकर पृथ्वी को भोगोगे इसलिये? हे कौन्तेय युद्ध का निश्चय कर तुम खड़े हो जाओ।।
If slain in battle while fighting bravely a ksatriya will certainly attain the heavenly spheres. It is also stated in the Vedic scriptures that if a ksatriya is victorious in battle what will be gained is dominion of the Earth and at the end of the life the heavenly spheres are guaranteed as well. Thus those who fight bravely in battle and are undefeated acquire more merit than those who are defeated.