Bhagavad Gītā Chapter One

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The Yoga of Despair

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chapter 1 verse 1
dhṛtarāṣṭra uvāca |
dharmakṣetre kurukṣetre samavetā yuyutsavaḥ |
māmakāḥ pāṇḍavāś cāiva kim akurvata saṃjaya ‖

chapter 1 verse 2
saṃjaya uvāca |
dṛṣṭvā tu pāṇḍavānīkaṃ vyūḍhaṃ duryodhanas tadā |
ācāryamupasaṃgamya rājā vacanam abravīt ‖

chapter 1 verse 3
paśyaitāṃ pāṇḍuputrāṇām ācārya mahatīṃ camūm |
vyūḍhāṃ drupadaputreṇa tava śiṣyeṇa dhīmatā ‖

chapter 1 verse 4
atra śūrā maheṣvāsā bhīmārjunasamā yudhi |
yuyudhāno virāṭaś ca drupadaś ca mahārathaḥ ‖

chapter 1 verse 5
dhṛṣṭaketuś cekitānaḥ kāśirājaś ca vīryavān |
purujit kuntibhojaś ca śaibyaś ca narapuñgavaḥ ‖

chapter 1 verse 6
yudhāmanyuś ca vikrānta uttamāujāś ca vīryavān |
saubhadro draupadeyāś ca sarva eva mahārathāḥ ‖

chapter 1 verse 7
asmākaṃ tu viśiṣṭā ye tān nibodha dvijottama |
nāyakā mama sāinyasya saṃjñārthaṃ tān bravīmi te ‖

chapter 1 verse 8
bhavān bhīṣmaś ca karṇaś ca kṛpaś ca samitiṃjayaḥ |
aśvatthāmā vikarṇaś ca sāumadattis tathāiva ca ‖

chapter 1 verse 9
anye ca bahavaḥ śūrā madarthe tyaktajīvitāḥ |
nānāśastrapraharaṇāḥ sarve yuddhaviśāradāḥ ‖

chapter 1 verse 10
aparyāptaṃ tad asmākaṃ balaṃ bhīṣmābhirakṣitam |
paryāptaṃ tu idam eteṣāṃ balaṃ bhīmābhirakṣitam ‖

chapter 1 verse 11
ayaneṣu ca sarveṣu yathābhāgam avasthitāḥ |
bhīṣmam evābhirakṣantu bhavantaḥ sarva eva hi ‖

chapter 1 verse 12
tasya saṃjanayan harṣaṃ kuruvṛddhaḥ pitāmahaḥ |
siṃhanādaṃ vinadyocchāiḥ śaṅkhaṃ dadhmāu pratāpavān ‖

chapter 1 verse 13
tataḥ śaṅkhāś ca bheryaś ca paṇavānakagomukhāḥ |
sahasāivābhyahanyanta sa śabdas tumulo ’bhavat ‖

chapter 1 verse 14
tataḥ śvetāir hayāir yukte mahati syandane sthitāu |
mādhavaḥ pāṇḍavaścāiva divyāu śaṅkhāu pradadhmatuḥ ‖

chapter 1 verse 15
pāñcajanyaṃ hṛṣīkeśo devadattaṃ dhanaṃjayaḥ |
pāuṇḍraṃ dadhmāu mahāśaṅkhaṃ bhīmakarmā vṛkodaraḥ ‖

chapter 1 verse 16
anantavijayaṃ rājā kuntīputro yudhiṣṭhiraḥ |
nakulaḥ sahadevaś ca sughoṣamaṇipuṣpakāu ‖

chapter 1 verse 17
kāśyaś ca parameṣvāsaḥ śikhaṇḍī ca mahārathaḥ |
dhṛṣṭadyumno virāṭaś ca sātyakiścāparājitaḥ ‖

chapter 1 verse 18
drupado drāupadeyāś ca sarvaśaḥ pṛthivīpate |
sāubhadraś ca mahābāhuḥ śaṅkhān dadhmuḥ pṛthak pṛthak ‖

chapter 1 verse 19
sa ghoṣo dhārtarāṣṭrāṇāṃ hṛdayāni vyadārayat |
nabhaś ca pṛthivīṃ cāiva tumulo vyanunādayan ‖

chapter 1 verse 20
atha vyavasthitān dṛṣṭvā dhārtarāṣṭrān kapidhvajaḥ |
pravṛtte śastrasaṃpāte dhanur udyamya pāṇḍavaḥ ‖

chapter 1 verse 21
hṛṣīkeśaṃ tadā vākyam idam āha mahīpate |
senayor ubhayor madhye rathaṃ sthāpaya me ’cyuta ‖

chapter 1 verse 22
yāvad etān nirīkṣe ’haṃ yoddhukāmān avasthitān |
kāir mayā saha yoddhavyam asmin raṇasamudyame ‖

chapter 1 verse 23
yotsyamānān avekṣe ’haṃ ya ete ’tra samāgatāḥ |
dhārtarāṣṭrasya durbuddher yuddhe priyacikīrṣavaḥ ‖

chapter 1 verse 24
evam ukto hṛṣīkeśo guḍākeśena bhārata |
senayor ubhayor madhye sthāpayitvā rathottamam ‖

chapter 1 verse 25
bhīṣmadroṇapramukhataḥ sarveṣāṃ ca mahīkṣitām |
uvāca pārtha paśyāitān samavetān kurūn iti ‖

chapter 1 verse 26
tatrāpaśyat sthitān pārthaḥ pitṝn atha pitāmahān |
ācāryān mātulān bhrātṝn putrān pāutrān sakhīṅs tathā ‖

chapter 1 verse 27
śvaśurān suhṛdaścaiva senayor ubhayor api |
tān samīkṣya sa kāunteyaḥ sarvān bandhūn avasthitān ‖

chapter 1 verse 28
kṛpayā parayāviṣṭo viṣīdann idam abravīt |
dṛṣṭvemaṃ svajanaṃ kṛṣṇa yuyutsuṃ samupasthitam ‖

chapter 1 verse 29
sīdanti mama gātrāṇi mukhaṃ ca pariśuṣyati |
vepathuś ca śarīre me romaharṣaś ca jāyate ‖

chapter 1 verse 30
gāṇḍīvaṃ straṃsate hastāt tvak cāiva paridahyate |
na ca śaknomy avasthātuṃ bhramatīva ca me manaḥ ‖

chapter 1 verse 31
nimittāni ca paśyāmi viparītāni keśava |
na ca śreyo ’nupaśyāmi hatvā svajanam āhave ‖

chapter 1 verse 32
na kāṅkṣe vijayaṃ kṛṣṇa na ca rājyaṃ sukhāni ca |
kiṃ no rājyena govinda kiṃ bhogāir jīvitena vā ‖

chapter 1 verse 33
yeṣām arthe kāṅkṣitaṃ no rājyaṃ bhogāḥ sukhāni ca |
ta ime ’vasthitā yuddhe prāṇāṅs tyaktvā dhanāni ca ‖

chapter 1 verse 34
ācāryāḥ pitaraḥ putrās tathāiva ca pitāmahāḥ |
mātulāḥ śvaśurāḥ pāutrāḥ śyālāḥ saṃbandhinas tathā ‖

chapter 1 verse 35
etān na hantum icchāmi ghnato ’pi madhusūdana |
api trāilokyarājyasya hetoḥ kiṃ nu mahīkṛte ‖

chapter 1 verse 36
nihatya dhārtarāṣṭrān naḥ kā prītiḥ syāj janārdana |
pāpam evāśrayed asmān hatvāitān ātatāyinaḥ ‖

chapter 1 verse 37
tasmān nārhā vayaṃ hantuṃ dhārtarāṣṭrān svabāndhavān |
svajanaṃ hi kathaṃ hatvā sukhinaḥ syāma mādhava ‖

chapter 1 verse 38
yadyapyete na paśyanti lobhopahatacetasaḥ |
kulakṣayakṛtaṃ doṣaṃ mitradrohe ca pātakam ‖

chapter 1 verse 39
kathaṃ na jñeyam asmābhiḥ pāpād asmān nivartitum |
kulakṣayakṛtaṃ doṣaṃ prapaśyadbhir janārdana ‖

chapter 1 verse 40
kulakṣaye praṇaśyanti kuladharmāḥ sanātanāḥ |
dharme naṣṭe kulaṃ kṛtsnam adharmo ’bhibhavatyuta ‖

chapter 1 verse 41
adharmābhibhavāt kṛṣṇa praduṣyanti kulastriyaḥ |
strīṣu duṣṭāsu vārṣṇeya jāyate varṇasaṃkaraḥ ‖

chapter 1 verse 42
saṃkaro narakāyāiva kulaghnānāṃ kulasya ca |
patanti pitaro hyeṣāṃ luptapiṇḍodakakriyāḥ ‖

chapter 1 verse 43
doṣair etāiḥ kulaghnānāṃ varṇasaṃkarakārakāiḥ |
utsādyante jātidharmāḥ kuladharmāś ca śāśvatāḥ ‖

chapter 1 verse 44
utsannakuladharmāṇāṃ manuṣyāṇāṃ janārdana |
narake ’niyataṃ vāso bhavatītyanuśuśruma ‖

chapter 1 verse 45
aho bata mahat pāpaṃ kartuṃ vyavasitā vayam |
yad rājyasukhalobhena hantuṃ svajanam udyatāḥ ‖

chapter 1 verse 46
yadi mām apratīkāram aśastraṃ śastrapāṇayaḥ |
dhārtarāṣṭrā raṇe hanyus tan me kṣemataraṃ bhavet ‖

chapter 1 verse 47
evam uktvā ’rjunaḥ saṃkhye rathopastha upāviśat |
visṛjya saśaraṃ cāpaṃ śokasaṃvignamānasaḥ ‖

v2.1 August 2016

“We would rather be ruined than changed.
We would rather die in our dread
Than climb the cross of the present
And let our illusions die.”

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