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The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 1 verses 29-31

The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 1 verses 29-31

The verses

vepathuśh cha śharīre me roma-harṣhaśh cha jāyate
gāṇḍīvaṁ sraṁsate hastāt tvak chaiva paridahyate
na cha śhaknomy avasthātuṁ bhramatīva cha me manaḥ
nimittāni cha paśhyāmi viparītāni keśhava
na cha śhreyo ’nupaśhyāmi hatvā sva-janam āhave

Word to word meaning

vepathuḥ—shuddering;
cha—and;
śharīre—on the body;
me—my;
roma-harṣhaḥ—standing of bodily hair on end;
cha—also;
jāyate—is happening;
gāṇḍīvam—Arjun’s bow;
sraṁsate—is slipping;
hastāt—from (my) hand;
tvak—skin;
cha—and;
eva—indeed;
paridahyate—is burning all over;
na—not;
cha—and;
śhaknomi—am able;
avasthātum—remain steady;
bhramati iva—whirling like;
cha—and;
me—my;
manaḥ—mind;
nimittāni—omens;
cha—and;
paśhyāmi—I see;
viparītāni—misfortune;
keśhava—Shree Krishna, killer of the Keshi demon;
na—not;
cha—also;
śhreyaḥ—good;
anupaśhyāmi—I foresee;
hatvā—from killing;
sva-janam—kinsmen;
āhave—in battle

Meaning of the entire verse

My whole body shudders; my hair is standing on end. My bow, the Gāṇḍīv, is slipping from my hand, and my skin is burning all over. My mind is in quandary and whirling in confusion; I am unable to hold myself steady any longer. O Krishna, killer of the Keshi demon, I only see omens of misfortune. I do not foresee how any good can come from killing my own kinsmen in this battle.

Explanation

Arjuna had come to the Kurushetra the holy land to do his final warfare. In fact, he wanted this war for a very long time but here when he came to the center to have a look at his enemies all he saw was his grandfathers fathers, sons, brothers uncles, and friends. Seeing them he understood what the consequence of the war will be and his courage to do war started slipping. He shuddered at the thought of killing his own relatives his good wishers in his younger days who had brought him up to this level. This thought made his bow the great Gandeepa which had killed and given him victory in so many warfares slipping from his hand and his hair was standing erect due to fear. he could not stand also and sat down in his chariot and told “Keshava, killer of the Keshi demon that the omen was not good and now itself I feel that we won’t win” His mind was so confused that he also lost his confidence in winning the battle and he was talking about omens instead just to avoid this battle

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