GITA-GEET Chapter 2 (1-9) गीता-गीत द्वितीय-अध्याय श्लोक(1-9)

GEETA-GEET (गीता -गीत )

                                                       GITA-GEET Chapter 2 (1-9)

गीता-गीत  द्वितीय-अध्याय श्लोक(1-9)

कृष्ण-अर्जुन संवाद

(Talk between Krishna and Arjuna)

अर्जुन की दशा

करुणा से व्याप्त व अश्रुपूर्ण आकुल नेत्रों को देखा जब|

      उस शोकयुक्त-के-प्रति वचनों को बोलउठे मधुसूदन तब ||2-1||

श्री कृष्ण का उद्बोधन

  असमय में कैसे मोह और आसक्ति ग्रसित हो अर्जुन तुम |

                   सत्पुरुषों के उपयुक्त नहीं, नहिं स्वर्गप्रदा, हो कीर्ति भी कम ||2-2||

        मत बनो नपुंसक अर्जुन तुम यह उचित तुम्हारे लिए नहीं |

                   क्षुद्रता हृदय की दुर्बलता को त्याग उठो ! रिपुदमन  यहीं ||2-3||

अर्जुन की सोच

          गुरु-द्रोण पितामह-भीष्म के-प्रति कैसे धनु-बाण करूंगा मैं  |

                  मधुसूदन! ये सब पूजनीय नहिं उनसे युद्ध  लडूंगा मैं  ||2-4||

          गुरु महानुभावों का वधकर तो भोग से भिक्षा है बेहतर  |

                       धन-कामयुक्त-गुरुजन वध से भोगेंगे भोग रुधिर रंगकर ||2-5||

      है श्रेष्ठ क्या रण यह ज्ञात नहीं, हारेंगे या जय पायेंगे |

                     धृतराष्ट्र-पुत्र सब खड़े हैं वे,  जिन्हें मार न जीना चाहेंगे ||2-6||

               प्रवृत्ति कृपणता-दोष से विकृत , चित्त धर्म हित  मोहित है|

                          शिष्य हूँ शरण, शिक्षा दो, मेरे हित जो श्रेयस्कर निश्चित है||2-7||

             पा निष्कंटक संपन्न राज्य, देवों के भी अधिपति बन हम|

                          देखते  नहीं ऐसा उपाय इन्द्रिय-शोषक दुःख  कर दे कम ||2-8||

                 कहकर ऐसे श्रीकृष्ण के प्रति निद्राजित-अर्जुन फिर बोले |

                           ‘गोविन्द करूंगा नहीं युद्ध’ कह शांत होगये नहिं डोले ||2-9||

Madhusoodan Shri Krishna addressed To Arjun, who was overwhelmed with pity, with eyes filled with tears due to sorrow.(2-1) Arjuna! how has this infatuation overtaken you at this odd hour? It does not suit to noble souls, neither will it bring heaven, nor fame to you (2-2). Arjun! Do not yield to unmanliness. This is not appropriate for you. You are known for putting enemy in trouble by your strong hit. Stand up! shaking off  inferiority and weak-heartedness.(2-3)

Arjuna asked, “Madhusoodan Krishna! How shall I fight with fight with Bhishma who is my grand-father and Dronacharya who is my Guru? They both are worthy of deepest reverence.”(2-4). ” I consider it to be better to live on begging than slaying these noble elders. After all by killing our elders and teachers, I will enjoy only bloodstained pleasures.(2-5)”. ” “We do not know what will be better for us to fight or not to fight. Whether we will win or they will conquer us. Those very sons of Dhritarashtra are standing as enemy in the battlefield, after killing whom, we do not wish to live.”(2-6)

With my nature overpowered by weak sympathy and pity, I am confused about my duty and have lost all composure because of weakness. In this condition I am asking You to tell me clearly what is best for me. Now I am Your disciple, and a soul surrendered unto You. Please instruct me (2-7). Even on obtaining undisputed sovereignty and an affluent kingdom on this earth and lordship over gods, I do not see any means that can drive away the grief which is drying up my senses.(2-8).  Having spoken thus to Shri Krishna, Arjuna again said to him. “I will not fight” and become silent.(2-9).


The Gita was given to the skilled and noble Arjuna when he became despondent on the battlefield at Kurukshetra, unable to withstand the challenge of having to fight his own relatives, teachers and friends. The great warrior Arjuna was overwhelmed by his emotions. Completely deluded, he lost his intellect. He could not carry out his obligatory duty as a warrior. He laid down his bow and arrow and refused to fight a righteous war.

Arjuna faced the dilemma in the battlefield whether to fight or run away from war for the sake of peace. Arjuna’s dilemma was the biggest of all. He had to make a choice between fighting the war and killing his most revered guru, very dear friends, close relatives, and many innocent warriors or running away from the battlefield for the sake of preserving the peace and nonviolence. Arjuna’s dilemma is, in reality, the universal dilemma. Every human being faces dilemmas, big and small, in their everyday life when performing their duties. In such situations one should keep in mind that-

‘The mind tricks you, distracts you and eventually destroys you. It is the intellect that keeps you on course.’

So one should –

  1. Do Objective observation: Just as Arjuna observes the battlefield and readies himself for war, each person responsible for taking decision, must objectively observe the path he should take. He must pre-view his aides, enemies and his own positive and negative tendencies.
  2. . Be aware of your strength and weakness: One must become aware of the power of the negative forces, most predominantly his attachment, and gain the strength to facilitate his progress on the assigned path. The spectre of a fearsome battle between the humane and divine attributes, and the inhuman and demonical tendencies, looms ahead.

The aspirant, who seeks to get success, must perceive both these within himself with absolute clarity and integrity, thus reducing his chances of an internal trauma such as Arjuna faced when he cried out to Lord Krishna, “My Gandiva (bow) is dropping from my hands! My skin is burning and my mind is reeling! I can stand no more!”

2 thoughts on “GITA-GEET Chapter 2 (1-9) गीता-गीत द्वितीय-अध्याय श्लोक(1-9)

  1. Hello uncle,
    I will be regular visitor to your blogs here onwards.
    One of my favourite is to read about Mahabharata.

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