Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Two

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Chapter 2 Verse 1
saṃjaya uvāca  |
taṃ tathā kṛpayāviṣṭam aśrupūrṇākulekṣaṇam  |
viṣīdantam idaṃ vākyam uvāca madhusūdanaḥ  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 2
śrībhagavān uvāca  |
kutastvā kaśmalam idaṃ viṣame samupasthitam  |
anāryajuṣṭam asvargyam akīrtikaram arjuna  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 3
klāibyaṃ mā sma gamaḥ pārtha nāitat tvayyupapadyate  |
kṣudraṃ hṛdayadāurbalyaṃ tyaktvottiṣṭha paraṃtapa  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 4
arjuna uvāca  |
kathaṃ bhīṣmam ahaṃ saṃkhye droṇaṃ ca madhusūdana  |
iṣubhiḥ pratiyotsyāmi pūjārhāvarisūdana  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 5
gurūn ahatvā hi mahānubhāvān śreyo bhoktuṃ bhāikṣyamapīha loke  |
hatvārthakāmāṅs tu gurūn ihāiva bhuñjīya bhogān rudhirapradigdhān  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 6
na cāitad vidmaḥ kataran no garīyo yad vā jayema yadi vā no jayeyuḥ  |
yān eva hatvā na jijīviṣāmas te ’vasthitāḥ pramukhe dhārtarāṣṭrāḥ  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 7
kārpaṇyadoṣopahatasvabhāvaḥ pṛcchāmi tvāṃ dharmasaṃmūḍhacetāḥ  |
yacchreyaḥ syān niścitaṃ brūhi tan me śiṣyas te ’haṃ śādhi māṃ tvāṃ prapannam  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 8
na hi prapaśyāmi mamāpanudyād yacchokam ucchoṣaṇam indriyāṇām  |
avāpya bhūmāvasapatnam ṛddhaṃ rājyaṃ surāṇām api cādhipatyam  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 9
saṃjaya uvāca  |
evam uktvā hṛṣīkeśaṃ guḍākeśaḥ paraṃtapa  |
na yotsya iti govindam uktvā tūṣṇīṃ babhūva ha  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 10
tam uvāca hṛṣīkeśaḥ prahasann iva bhārata  |
senayor ubhayor madhye viṣīdantam idaṃ vacaḥ  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 11
śrībhagavān uvāca  |
aśocyān anvaśocas tvaṃ prajñāvādāṅś ca bhāṣase  |
gatāsūn agatāsūṅś ca nānuśocanti paṇḍitāḥ  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 12
na tvevāhaṃ jātu nāsaṃ na tvaṃ neme janādhipāḥ  |
na cāiva na bhaviṣyāmaḥ sarve vayam ataḥ param  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 13
dehino ’smin yathā dehe kāumāraṃ yāuvanaṃ jarā  |
tathā dehāntaraprāptir dhīras tatra na muhyati  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 14
mātrāsparśās tu kāunteya śītoṣṇasukhaduḥkhadāḥ  |
āgamāpāyino ’nityās tāṅs titikṣasva bhārata  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 15
yaṃ hi na vyathayantyete puruṣaṃ puruṣarṣabha  |
samaduḥkhasukhaṃ dhīraṃ so ’mṛtatvāya kalpate  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 16
nāsato vidyate bhāvo nābhāvo vidyate sataḥ  |
ubhayor api dṛṣṭo ’antas tvanayor tattvadarśibhiḥ  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 17
avināśi tu tad viddhi yena sarvam idaṃ tatam  |
vināśam avyayasyāsya na kaścit kartum arhati  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 18
antavanta ime dehā nityasyoktāḥ śarīriṇaḥ  |
anāśino ’prameyasya tasmād yudhyasva bhārata  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 19
ya enaṃ vetti hantāraṃ yaścāinaṃ manyate hatam  |
ubhāu tāu na vijānīto nāyaṃ hanti na hanyate  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 20
na jāyate mriyate vā kadācin nāyaṃ bhūtvā bhavitā vā na bhūyaḥ  |
ajo nityaḥ śāśvato ’yaṃ purāṇo na hanyate hanyamāne śarīre  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 21
vedāvināśinaṃ nityaṃ ya enam ajam avyayam  |
kathaṃ sa puruṣaḥ pārtha kaṃ ghātayati hanti kam  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 22
vāsāṃsi jīrṇāni yathā vihāya navāni gṛhṇāti naro ’parāṇi
tathā śarīrāṇi vihāya jīrṇāny anyāni saṃyāti navāni dehī  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 23
nāinaṃ chindanti śastrāṇi nāinaṃ dahati pāvakaḥ  |
na cāinaṃ kledayantyāpo na śoṣayati mārutaḥ  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 24
acchedyo ’yam adāhyo ’yam akledyo ’śoṣya eva ca  |
nityaḥ sarvagataḥ sthāṇur acalo ’yaṃ sanātanaḥ  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 25
avyakto ’yam acintyo ’yam avikāryo ’yam ucyate  |
tasmād evaṃ viditvāinaṃ nānuśocitum arhasi  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 26
atha cāinaṃ nityajātaṃ nityaṃ vā manyase mṛtam  |
tathāpi tvaṃ mahābāho nāiivaṃ śocitumarhasi  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 27
jātasya hi dhruvo mṛtyur dhruvaṃ janma mṛtasya ca  |
tasmādaparihārye ’rthe na tvaṃ śocitumarhasi  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 28
avyaktādīni bhūtāni vyaktamadhyāni bhārata  |
avyaktanidhānānyeva tatra kā paridevanā  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 29
āścaryavat paśyati kaścidenam āścaryavad vadati tāthaiva cānyaḥ  |
āścaryavaccāinam anyaḥ śṛṇoti śrutvāpyenaṃ veda na cāiva kaścit  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 30
dehī nityam avadhyo ’yaṃ dehe sarvasya bhārata  |
tasmāt sarvāṇi bhūtāni na tvaṃ śocitumarhasi  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 31
svadharmam api cāvekṣya na vikampitum arhasi  |
dharmyād dhi yuddhācchreyo ’nyat kṣatriyasya na vidyate  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 32
yadṛcchayā copapannaṃ svargadvāram apāvṛtam  |
sukhinaḥ kṣatriyāḥ pārtha labhante yuddham īdṛśam  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 33
atha cet tvam imaṃ dhārmyaṃ saṃgrāmaṃ na kariṣyasi  |
tataḥ svadharmaṃ kīrtiṃca hitvā pāpam avāpsyasi  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 34
akīrtiṃ cāpi bhūtāni kathayiṣyanti te ’vyayām  |
saṃbhāvitasya cākīrtir maraṇād atiricyate  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 35
bhayād raṇād uparataṃ maṅsyante tvāṃ mahārathāḥ  |
yeṣāṃ ca tvaṃ bahumato bhūtvā yāsyasi lāghavam  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 36
avācyavādāṅśca bahūn vadiṣyanti tavāhitāḥ  |
nindantas tava sāmarthyaṃ tato duḥkhataraṃ tu kim  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 37
hato vā prāpsyasi svargaṃ jitvā vā bhokṣyase mahīm  |
tasmād uttiṣṭha kāunteya yuddhāya kṛtaniścayaḥ  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 38
sukhaduḥkhe same kṛtvā lābhālābhāu jayājayau  |
tato yuddhāya yujyasva nāivaṃ pāpam avāpsyasi  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 39
eṣā te ’bhihitā sāṃkhye buddhir yoge tvimāṃ śṛṇu  |
buddhyā yukto yayā pārtha karmabandhaṃ prahāsyasi  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 40
nehābhikramanāśo ’sti pratyavāyo na vidyate  |
svalpam apy asya dharmasya trāyate mahato bhayāt  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 41
vyavasāyātmikā buddhir ekeha kurunandana  |
bahuśākhā hyanantāś ca buddhayo ’vyavasāyinām  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 42
yām imāṃ puṣpitāṃ vācaṃ pravadantyavipaścitaḥ  |
vedavādaratāḥ pārtha nānyad astīti vādinaḥ  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 43
kāmātmānaḥ svargaparā janmakarmaphalapradām  |
kriyāviśeṣabahulāṃ bhogāiśvaryagatiṃ prati  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 44
bhogāiśvaryaprasaktānāṃ tayāpahṛtacetasām  |
vyavasāyātmikā buddhiḥ samādhāu na vidhīyate  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 45
trāiguṇyaviṣayā vedā nistrāiguṇyo bhavārjuna  |
nirdvandvo nityasattvastho niryogakṣema ātmavān  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 46
yāvān artha udapāne sarvataḥ saṃplutodake  |
tāvān sarveṣu vedeṣu brāhmaṇasya vijānataḥ  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 47
karmaṇyevādhikāraste mā phaleṣu kadācana  |
mā karmaphalahetur bhūr mā te saṅgo ’stv akarmaṇi  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 48
yogasthaḥ kuru karmāṇi saṅgaṃ tyaktvā dhanaṃjaya  |
siddhyasiddhyoḥ samo bhūtvā samatvaṃ yoga ucyate  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 49
dūreṇa hyavaraṃ karma buddhiyogād dhanaṃjaya  |
buddhāu śaraṇam anviccha kṛpaṇāḥ phalahetavaḥ  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 50
buddhiyukto jahātīha ubhe sukṛtaduṣkṛte  |
tasmād yogāya yujyasva yogaḥ karmasu kāuśalam  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 51
karmajaṃ buddhiyuktā hi phalaṃ tyaktvā manīṣiṇaḥ  |
janmabandhavinirmuktāḥ padaṃ gacchhanty anāmayam  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 52
yadā te mohakalilaṃ buddhir vyatitariṣyati  |
tadā gantāsi nirvedaṃ śrotavyasya śrutasya ca  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 53
śrutivipratipannā te yadā sthāsyati niścalā  |
samādhāvacalābuddhis tadā yogam avāpsyasi  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 54
arjuna uvāca  |
sthitaprajñasya kā bhāṣā samādhisthasya keśava  |
sthitadhīḥ kiṃ prabhāṣeta kim āsīta vrajeta kim  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 55
śrībhagavān uvāca  |
prajahāti yadā kāmān sarvān pārtha manogatān  |
ātmanyevātmanā tuṣṭaḥ sthitaprajñastadocyate  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 56
duḥkheṣvanudvignamanāḥ sukheṣu vigataspṛhaḥ  ||
vītarāgabhayakrodhaḥ sthitadhīr munir ucyate ||

Chapter 2 Verse 57
yaḥ sarvatrānabhisnehas tattat prāpya śubhāśubham  |
nābhinandati na dveṣṭi tasya prajñā pratiṣṭhitā  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 58
yadā saṃharate cāyaṃ kūrmo ’ṅgānīva sarvaśaḥ  |
indriyāṇīndriyārthebhyas tasya prajñā pratiṣṭhitā  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 59
viṣayā vinivartante nirāhārasya dehinaḥ  |
rasavarjaṃ raso ’pyasya paraṃ dṛṣṭvā nivartate  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 60
yatato hyapi kāunteya puruṣasya vipaścitaḥ  |
indriyāṇi pramāthīni haranti prasabhaṃ manaḥ  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 61
tāni sarvāṇi saṃyamya yukta āsīta matparaḥ  |
vaśe hi yasyendriyāṇi tasya prajñā pratiṣṭhitā  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 62
dhyāyato viṣayān puṃsaḥ saṅgas teṣūpajāyate  |
saṅgāt saṃjāyate kāmaḥ kāmāt krodho ’bhijāyate  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 63
krodhād bhavati saṃmohaḥ saṃmohāt smṛtivibhramaḥ  |
smṛtibhraṃśād buddhināśo buddhināśāt praṇaśyati  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 64
rāgadveṣaviyuktas tu viṣayān indriyaiścaran  |
ātmavaśyāir vidheyātmā prasādam adhigacchati  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 65
prasāde sarvaduḥkhānāṃ hānir asyopajāyate  |
prasannacetaso hyāśu buddhiḥ paryavatiṣṭhate  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 66
nāsti buddhir ayuktasya na cāyuktasya bhāvanā  |
na cābhāvayataḥ śāntir aśāntasya kutaḥ sukham  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 67
indriyāṇāṃ hi caratāṃ yan mano ’nuvidhīyate  |
tadasya harati prajñāṃ vāyur nāvam ivāmbhasi  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 68
tasmād yasya mahābāho nigṛhītāni sarvaśaḥ  |
indriyāṇīndriyārthebhyas tasya prajñā pratiṣṭhitā  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 69
yā niśā sarvabhūtānāṃ tasyāṃ jāgarti saṃyamī  |
yasyāṃ jāgrati bhūtāni sā niśā paśyato muneḥ   ||

Chapter 2 Verse 70
āpūryamāṇam acalapratiṣṭhaṃ samudram āpaḥ praviśanti yadvat  |
tadvat kāmā yaṃ praviśanti sarve sa śāntim āpnoti na kāmakāmī  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 71
vihāya kāmān yaḥ sarvān pumāṅścarati niḥspṛhaḥ  |
nirmamo nirahaṃkāraḥ sa śāntim adhigacchati  ||

Chapter 2 Verse 72
eṣā brāhmī sthitiḥ pārtha nāināṃ prāpya vimuhyati  |
sthitvā ’syām antakāle ’pi brahmanirvāṇam ṛcchati  ||

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