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Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 2, Verse 32

Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized
Verse: 32
yadricchaya copapannam
svarga-dvaram apavritam
sukhinah kshatriyah partha
labhante yuddham idrisam

O Partha, happy are the kshatriyas to whom such fighting opportunities come unsought, opening for them the doors of the heavenly planets.

Srila Prabhupada comments, 'In the Parashara-smriti, or religious codes made by Parashara, the great sage and father of Vyasadeva, it is stated: 'The kshatriya's duty is to protect the citizens from all kinds of difficulties, and for that reason he has to apply violence in suitable cases for law and order. Therefore he has to conquer the soldiers of inimical kings, and thus, with religious principles, he should rule over the world.'

Those who are following the karma-kanda (fruitive activities) process, desire the heavenly planets, where in they live long lives in extraordinary opulence and comfort. Krishna tells Arjuna that by fighting on religious principles, the warriors he will kill (like Bhishma and Drona) as well as he himself will be elevated to higher planets. This path thus offers enjoyment opportunities, not only to Arjuna but also his opponents.

Please read the Sanskrit Verse and the Prabhupada's Purport.


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