Krishna


Lord Krishna, the Supreme Lord, Indweller of our hearts, the Existence Absolute, the Knowledge Absolute, the Bliss Absolute, is the Soul of this universe, and bestows Immortality on His devotees. Lord Krishna, who is the source for everything; took a human form for the benefit of the gods and His devotees, to destroy wickedness and to establish righteousness.

Lord Krishna was the highest incarnation of the great Vishnu. He was the unique and crowning incarnation of all. He was the Purna Avatara, the Perfect Incarnation and had sixteen Kalas or rays. He was a noble scion of the illustrious Yadava dynasty. He was a world-teacher and a lover of men. His divine form holds the heart of India captive even today.

The Bhagavata, the Mahabharata, the Vishnu Purana-all proclaim Sri Krishna was the only one with that beauty and elegance of form in all the three worlds. He was all divine with eternal peace on his face.

His enchanting form with flute in hand is worshipped in the myriad homes of India. It is a form to which is poured out devotion and supreme love from the hearts of countless devotees not only in India but also in the west.

Lord Krisna was a noble embodiment of all the great qualities of head and heart. He was the towering genius of His age. His childhood lilas contain countless object-lessons for all thinking men. He was a glorious and extraordinary personality.

Every word of Lord Krishna’s teachings and every act of His is full of sublime and grand object-lessons of momentous import to humanity in a variety of ways.

We bow to that Param Brahman, the Supreme Self, from whom is born this mysterious universe, by whom alone it is upheld, and in whom alone it is dissolved, who is Lord Krishna Himself.

Worship of Sri Krishna has been practised in India from the very commencement of the world’s culture. It is a part of the Veda itself. Sri Krishna is the most common object of worship in the whole of India. Even in Latvia (Europe) hundreds of ladies worship Sri Krishna and repeat His Mantra-OM NAMO BHAGAVATE VASUDEVAYA.

Lord Krishna, as human being was great in knowledge, great in emotion, great in action, altogether. The scriptures have not recorded any life more full, more intense, more sublime, more grand than His.

Though Lord Krishna appeared in human form, He had an Aprakritika, divine body. He did not take any birth. He did not die. He appeared and disappeared through His Yoga Maya. This is a secret, known only to His devotees, Yogis and sages.

Lord Krishna has played various parts during His stay in the world. He drove the chariot of Arjuna. He was an unparalleled statesman. He was a master musician. He gave lessons to Narada in the art of playing the Vina. The music of His flute thrilled the hearts of all. He was a cowherd in Nandagaon and Gokul.

Lord Krishna exhibited miracles even in his childhood. He killed many Rakshasas. He showed Visvaroopa to His mother.

He did Rasalila, the secrets of which can only be understood by devotees like Narada, Radha, the Gopis and Sri Gouranga.

He taught the supreme truths of Yoga, Bhakti and Vedanta to Arjuna and Uddhava. He had mastery over the sixty-four arts. That is why He is regarded as an Avatara with sixteen Kalas or powers.


chk out more krishna pics @ my older blogs 🙂


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Krishna


Lord Krishna, the Supreme Lord, Indweller of our hearts, the Existence Absolute, the Knowledge Absolute, the Bliss Absolute, is the Soul of this universe, and bestows Immortality on His devotees. Lord Krishna, who is the source for everything; took a human form for the benefit of the gods and His devotees, to destroy wickedness and to establish righteousness.

Lord Krishna was the highest incarnation of the great Vishnu. He was the unique and crowning incarnation of all. He was the Purna Avatara, the Perfect Incarnation and had sixteen Kalas or rays. He was a noble scion of the illustrious Yadava dynasty. He was a world-teacher and a lover of men. His divine form holds the heart of India captive even today.

The Bhagavata, the Mahabharata, the Vishnu Purana-all proclaim Sri Krishna was the only one with that beauty and elegance of form in all the three worlds. He was all divine with eternal peace on his face.

His enchanting form with flute in hand is worshipped in the myriad homes of India. It is a form to which is poured out devotion and supreme love from the hearts of countless devotees not only in India but also in the west.

Lord Krisna was a noble embodiment of all the great qualities of head and heart. He was the towering genius of His age. His childhood lilas contain countless object-lessons for all thinking men. He was a glorious and extraordinary personality.

Every word of Lord Krishna’s teachings and every act of His is full of sublime and grand object-lessons of momentous import to humanity in a variety of ways.

We bow to that Param Brahman, the Supreme Self, from whom is born this mysterious universe, by whom alone it is upheld, and in whom alone it is dissolved, who is Lord Krishna Himself.

Worship of Sri Krishna has been practised in India from the very commencement of the world’s culture. It is a part of the Veda itself. Sri Krishna is the most common object of worship in the whole of India. Even in Latvia (Europe) hundreds of ladies worship Sri Krishna and repeat His Mantra-OM NAMO BHAGAVATE VASUDEVAYA.

Lord Krishna, as human being was great in knowledge, great in emotion, great in action, altogether. The scriptures have not recorded any life more full, more intense, more sublime, more grand than His.

Though Lord Krishna appeared in human form, He had an Aprakritika, divine body. He did not take any birth. He did not die. He appeared and disappeared through His Yoga Maya. This is a secret, known only to His devotees, Yogis and sages.

Lord Krishna has played various parts during His stay in the world. He drove the chariot of Arjuna. He was an unparalleled statesman. He was a master musician. He gave lessons to Narada in the art of playing the Vina. The music of His flute thrilled the hearts of all. He was a cowherd in Nandagaon and Gokul.

Lord Krishna exhibited miracles even in his childhood. He killed many Rakshasas. He showed Visvaroopa to His mother.

He did Rasalila, the secrets of which can only be understood by devotees like Narada, Radha, the Gopis and Sri Gouranga.

He taught the supreme truths of Yoga, Bhakti and Vedanta to Arjuna and Uddhava. He had mastery over the sixty-four arts. That is why He is regarded as an Avatara with sixteen Kalas or powers.


chk out more krishna pics @ my older blogs 🙂


Descriptions of Krishna

Descriptions of Krishna

” Wearing a peacock feather ornament upon His head, blue karnikara flowers on His ears, yellow garments as brilliant as gold and the Vaijayanti garland, Lord Krishna exhibits His transcendental from as the greatest of dancers as He entered the forest of Vrndavan, beautifying it with the marks of His footprints, He filled the holes of His flute with the nectar of His lips, and His friends sang His glories.” (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.21.5)

” I worship Govinda the Primeval Lord, round whose neck is swinging a garland of flowers beautified with the moon locket, whose two hands are adorned with the flute and jeweled ornaments, who always revels in pastimes of love and whose graceful threefold-bending form of Syamasundara is eternally manifest.” (Bramha-Samhita 5.31)

” The Lord’s beauty resembles a dark cloud during the rainy season. As the rainfall glistens, His bodily features also glisten. Indeed, He is the sum total of all beauty. The Lord has four arms and an exquisitely beautiful face with eyes like lotus petals, a beautiful highly raised nose, a mind -attracting smile, a beautiful forehead and equally beautiful and fully decorated ears.” ( Srimad-Bhagavatam 4.24.45)

From Bhagavad-Gita

” I am the original fragrance of the earth, and I am the heat in fire. I am the life of all that ;lives, and I am the penances of all ascetics.” (7.9)

” Whatever state of being one remembers when he quits his body,that state he will attain without fail.” (8.6)

” I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me. The wise who perfectly know this engage in my devotional service and worship me with all their hearts.” (10.8)

From Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna speaks to Arjuna:

” When a man gives up all desires for sense gratification, which arise from mental concoction, and when his mind, thus purified, finds satisfaction in the self alone, then he is said to be in pure transcendental consciousness.” (2.55)

” The embodied soul may be restricted from sense enjoyment, though the taste for sense objects remains. But, ceasing such engagements by experiencing a higher taste, he is fixed in consciousness.” (2.59)

” Everyone is forced to act helplessly according to the qualities he has acquired from the modes of nature; therefore no one can refrain from doing something, not even for a moment.” (3.5)


From Srimad-Bhagavatam (The Bhagavata-Purana)

” By discussing spiritual knowledge one can conquer lamentation and illusion, by serving a great devotee one can become free from pride, by keeping silent one can avoid obstacles on the path of mystic yoga, and simply by stopping sense gratification one can conquer envy.” (7.15.23)

” My dear Lord, all living beings within this material world are mad after planning for things, and are always busy with a desire to do this or that. This is due to uncontrollable greed. The greed for material enjoyment is always existing in the living entity, but Your Lordship is always alert, and in due course of time You strike him, just as a snake seizes a mouse and very easily swallows him.” (4th Canto)

” The conditioned soul sometimes personally appreciates the futility of sense enjoyment in the material world, and he sometimes considers material enjoyment to be full of miseries. However, due to his strong bodily conception, his memory is destroyed, and again he runs after material enjoyment, just as an animal runs after a mirage in the desert.” (4.14.10)

Source: http://www.pure-incense.com/pure-incense-bhakti.html

Descriptions of Krishna

Descriptions of Krishna

” Wearing a peacock feather ornament upon His head, blue karnikara flowers on His ears, yellow garments as brilliant as gold and the Vaijayanti garland, Lord Krishna exhibits His transcendental from as the greatest of dancers as He entered the forest of Vrndavan, beautifying it with the marks of His footprints, He filled the holes of His flute with the nectar of His lips, and His friends sang His glories.” (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.21.5)

” I worship Govinda the Primeval Lord, round whose neck is swinging a garland of flowers beautified with the moon locket, whose two hands are adorned with the flute and jeweled ornaments, who always revels in pastimes of love and whose graceful threefold-bending form of Syamasundara is eternally manifest.” (Bramha-Samhita 5.31)

” The Lord’s beauty resembles a dark cloud during the rainy season. As the rainfall glistens, His bodily features also glisten. Indeed, He is the sum total of all beauty. The Lord has four arms and an exquisitely beautiful face with eyes like lotus petals, a beautiful highly raised nose, a mind -attracting smile, a beautiful forehead and equally beautiful and fully decorated ears.” ( Srimad-Bhagavatam 4.24.45)

From Bhagavad-Gita

” I am the original fragrance of the earth, and I am the heat in fire. I am the life of all that ;lives, and I am the penances of all ascetics.” (7.9)

” Whatever state of being one remembers when he quits his body,that state he will attain without fail.” (8.6)

” I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me. The wise who perfectly know this engage in my devotional service and worship me with all their hearts.” (10.8)

From Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna speaks to Arjuna:

” When a man gives up all desires for sense gratification, which arise from mental concoction, and when his mind, thus purified, finds satisfaction in the self alone, then he is said to be in pure transcendental consciousness.” (2.55)

” The embodied soul may be restricted from sense enjoyment, though the taste for sense objects remains. But, ceasing such engagements by experiencing a higher taste, he is fixed in consciousness.” (2.59)

” Everyone is forced to act helplessly according to the qualities he has acquired from the modes of nature; therefore no one can refrain from doing something, not even for a moment.” (3.5)


From Srimad-Bhagavatam (The Bhagavata-Purana)

” By discussing spiritual knowledge one can conquer lamentation and illusion, by serving a great devotee one can become free from pride, by keeping silent one can avoid obstacles on the path of mystic yoga, and simply by stopping sense gratification one can conquer envy.” (7.15.23)

” My dear Lord, all living beings within this material world are mad after planning for things, and are always busy with a desire to do this or that. This is due to uncontrollable greed. The greed for material enjoyment is always existing in the living entity, but Your Lordship is always alert, and in due course of time You strike him, just as a snake seizes a mouse and very easily swallows him.” (4th Canto)

” The conditioned soul sometimes personally appreciates the futility of sense enjoyment in the material world, and he sometimes considers material enjoyment to be full of miseries. However, due to his strong bodily conception, his memory is destroyed, and again he runs after material enjoyment, just as an animal runs after a mirage in the desert.” (4.14.10)

Source: http://www.pure-incense.com/pure-incense-bhakti.html

Krishna


Lord Krishna, the Supreme Lord, Indweller of our hearts, the Existence Absolute, the Knowledge Absolute, the Bliss Absolute, is the Soul of this universe, and bestows Immortality on His devotees. Lord Krishna, who is the source for everything; took a human form for the benefit of the gods and His devotees, to destroy wickedness and to establish righteousness.

Lord Krishna was the highest incarnation of the great Vishnu. He was the unique and crowning incarnation of all. He was the Purna Avatara, the Perfect Incarnation and had sixteen Kalas or rays. He was a noble scion of the illustrious Yadava dynasty. He was a world-teacher and a lover of men. His divine form holds the heart of India captive even today.

The Bhagavata, the Mahabharata, the Vishnu Purana-all proclaim Sri Krishna was the only one with that beauty and elegance of form in all the three worlds. He was all divine with eternal peace on his face.

His enchanting form with flute in hand is worshipped in the myriad homes of India. It is a form to which is poured out devotion and supreme love from the hearts of countless devotees not only in India but also in the west.

Lord Krisna was a noble embodiment of all the great qualities of head and heart. He was the towering genius of His age. His childhood lilas contain countless object-lessons for all thinking men. He was a glorious and extraordinary personality.

Every word of Lord Krishna’s teachings and every act of His is full of sublime and grand object-lessons of momentous import to humanity in a variety of ways.

We bow to that Param Brahman, the Supreme Self, from whom is born this mysterious universe, by whom alone it is upheld, and in whom alone it is dissolved, who is Lord Krishna Himself.

Worship of Sri Krishna has been practised in India from the very commencement of the world’s culture. It is a part of the Veda itself. Sri Krishna is the most common object of worship in the whole of India. Even in Latvia (Europe) hundreds of ladies worship Sri Krishna and repeat His Mantra-OM NAMO BHAGAVATE VASUDEVAYA.

Lord Krishna, as human being was great in knowledge, great in emotion, great in action, altogether. The scriptures have not recorded any life more full, more intense, more sublime, more grand than His.

Though Lord Krishna appeared in human form, He had an Aprakritika, divine body. He did not take any birth. He did not die. He appeared and disappeared through His Yoga Maya. This is a secret, known only to His devotees, Yogis and sages.

Lord Krishna has played various parts during His stay in the world. He drove the chariot of Arjuna. He was an unparalleled statesman. He was a master musician. He gave lessons to Narada in the art of playing the Vina. The music of His flute thrilled the hearts of all. He was a cowherd in Nandagaon and Gokul.

Lord Krishna exhibited miracles even in his childhood. He killed many Rakshasas. He showed Visvaroopa to His mother.

He did Rasalila, the secrets of which can only be understood by devotees like Narada, Radha, the Gopis and Sri Gouranga.

He taught the supreme truths of Yoga, Bhakti and Vedanta to Arjuna and Uddhava. He had mastery over the sixty-four arts. That is why He is regarded as an Avatara with sixteen Kalas or powers.


chk out more krishna pics @ my older blogs 🙂


Descriptions of Krishna

Descriptions of Krishna

” Wearing a peacock feather ornament upon His head, blue karnikara flowers on His ears, yellow garments as brilliant as gold and the Vaijayanti garland, Lord Krishna exhibits His transcendental from as the greatest of dancers as He entered the forest of Vrndavan, beautifying it with the marks of His footprints, He filled the holes of His flute with the nectar of His lips, and His friends sang His glories.” (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.21.5)

” I worship Govinda the Primeval Lord, round whose neck is swinging a garland of flowers beautified with the moon locket, whose two hands are adorned with the flute and jeweled ornaments, who always revels in pastimes of love and whose graceful threefold-bending form of Syamasundara is eternally manifest.” (Bramha-Samhita 5.31)

” The Lord’s beauty resembles a dark cloud during the rainy season. As the rainfall glistens, His bodily features also glisten. Indeed, He is the sum total of all beauty. The Lord has four arms and an exquisitely beautiful face with eyes like lotus petals, a beautiful highly raised nose, a mind -attracting smile, a beautiful forehead and equally beautiful and fully decorated ears.” ( Srimad-Bhagavatam 4.24.45)

From Bhagavad-Gita

” I am the original fragrance of the earth, and I am the heat in fire. I am the life of all that ;lives, and I am the penances of all ascetics.” (7.9)

” Whatever state of being one remembers when he quits his body,that state he will attain without fail.” (8.6)

” I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me. The wise who perfectly know this engage in my devotional service and worship me with all their hearts.” (10.8)

From Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna speaks to Arjuna:

” When a man gives up all desires for sense gratification, which arise from mental concoction, and when his mind, thus purified, finds satisfaction in the self alone, then he is said to be in pure transcendental consciousness.” (2.55)

” The embodied soul may be restricted from sense enjoyment, though the taste for sense objects remains. But, ceasing such engagements by experiencing a higher taste, he is fixed in consciousness.” (2.59)

” Everyone is forced to act helplessly according to the qualities he has acquired from the modes of nature; therefore no one can refrain from doing something, not even for a moment.” (3.5)


From Srimad-Bhagavatam (The Bhagavata-Purana)

” By discussing spiritual knowledge one can conquer lamentation and illusion, by serving a great devotee one can become free from pride, by keeping silent one can avoid obstacles on the path of mystic yoga, and simply by stopping sense gratification one can conquer envy.” (7.15.23)

” My dear Lord, all living beings within this material world are mad after planning for things, and are always busy with a desire to do this or that. This is due to uncontrollable greed. The greed for material enjoyment is always existing in the living entity, but Your Lordship is always alert, and in due course of time You strike him, just as a snake seizes a mouse and very easily swallows him.” (4th Canto)

” The conditioned soul sometimes personally appreciates the futility of sense enjoyment in the material world, and he sometimes considers material enjoyment to be full of miseries. However, due to his strong bodily conception, his memory is destroyed, and again he runs after material enjoyment, just as an animal runs after a mirage in the desert.” (4.14.10)

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Bhagwatam – Duty

Further, looking at thine own duty thou oughtest not to waver, for there is nothing higher for a Kshatriya than a righteous war.
Happy indeed are the Kshatriyas, O Partha, who are called to fight in such a battle that comes of itself as an open door to heaven.
But if you will not fight this righteous war, then, having abandoned your own duty and fame, you shall incur sin.
People too will recount your everlasting dishonor; and to one who has been honored, dishonor is more than death.
The great battalion commanders will think that you have withdrawn from the battle through fear ; and you will be lightly held by them who have thought much of you and your heroism in the past.
And many unspeakable words will your enemies speak caviling your powers. What can there be more painful than this?
Slain, you will obtain heaven; victorious, you will enjoy the earth; therefore, stand up, O son of Kunti, resolved to fight.

Explanation:

svadharmam api caveksya na vikampitum arhasi
dharmyaddhi yuddhac chreyo’nyat ksatriyasya na vidyate
Chapter 2 XXXI

Further, looking at thine own duty thou oughtest not to waver, for there is nothing higher for a Kshatriya than a righteous war.

Explanation: It is the duty of a Hindu Prince (Kshatriya) to fight in the interest of his country, people and culture. Arjuna belonged to the group of Kshatriyas not only by an accident of birth but also by the quality of his inner mental constitution. He has the required physical enthusiasm, moral fire, intellectual alacrity and heroic daring that make it impossible for him to rest contented to quiet study and contemplation without getting himself agitated tremendously when he finds the unhappy lot of his country or people, or when he detects that the sacred Aryan culture has been threatened by imperceptible un-Aryan invasions. In short, all political leaders, social workers, enthusiastic upholders of our national purity and culture, all of them fall under the classification of Kshatriya according to the Sanatana culture of this ancient land. But in the slow decadence of our culture, we have come to accept by mistake that these caste classifications are the hereditary birthrights that come upon the children born of their respective fathers.

Thus, Arjuna’s personal call of character (swadharma) is that of a leader of his generation (Kshatriya) and, as such, when his generation is called upon to answer a challenger of an organized un-Aryan force (adharma), it is his duty not to wave but to fight on and defend his sacred national culture. To the leaders of the people, there can be nothing nobler than to get a glorious chance to fight for their noble cause. Here Arjuna has been called upon to fight a righteous war wherein his enemies are true aggressors. Therefore, it is said that such a chance comes indeed only to a lucky few. That a king must fight on such an occasion is vividly brought out in the Mahabharata (Udyoga Parva, Chapter 72, Verse 18) says: The sin that is committed, by killing one who does not deserve to be killed is as great as the sin of not killing one who deserves to be killed.)
Having made pleasure and pain, gain and loss, victory and defeat, the same, you engage in battle for the sake of battle; thus you shall win and not incur sin.

SOurce: Chinmaya mission

Bhagwatam – Duty

Further, looking at thine own duty thou oughtest not to waver, for there is nothing higher for a Kshatriya than a righteous war.
Happy indeed are the Kshatriyas, O Partha, who are called to fight in such a battle that comes of itself as an open door to heaven.
But if you will not fight this righteous war, then, having abandoned your own duty and fame, you shall incur sin.
People too will recount your everlasting dishonor; and to one who has been honored, dishonor is more than death.
The great battalion commanders will think that you have withdrawn from the battle through fear ; and you will be lightly held by them who have thought much of you and your heroism in the past.
And many unspeakable words will your enemies speak caviling your powers. What can there be more painful than this?
Slain, you will obtain heaven; victorious, you will enjoy the earth; therefore, stand up, O son of Kunti, resolved to fight.

Explanation:

svadharmam api caveksya na vikampitum arhasi
dharmyaddhi yuddhac chreyo’nyat ksatriyasya na vidyate
Chapter 2 XXXI

Further, looking at thine own duty thou oughtest not to waver, for there is nothing higher for a Kshatriya than a righteous war.

Explanation: It is the duty of a Hindu Prince (Kshatriya) to fight in the interest of his country, people and culture. Arjuna belonged to the group of Kshatriyas not only by an accident of birth but also by the quality of his inner mental constitution. He has the required physical enthusiasm, moral fire, intellectual alacrity and heroic daring that make it impossible for him to rest contented to quiet study and contemplation without getting himself agitated tremendously when he finds the unhappy lot of his country or people, or when he detects that the sacred Aryan culture has been threatened by imperceptible un-Aryan invasions. In short, all political leaders, social workers, enthusiastic upholders of our national purity and culture, all of them fall under the classification of Kshatriya according to the Sanatana culture of this ancient land. But in the slow decadence of our culture, we have come to accept by mistake that these caste classifications are the hereditary birthrights that come upon the children born of their respective fathers.

Thus, Arjuna’s personal call of character (swadharma) is that of a leader of his generation (Kshatriya) and, as such, when his generation is called upon to answer a challenger of an organized un-Aryan force (adharma), it is his duty not to wave but to fight on and defend his sacred national culture. To the leaders of the people, there can be nothing nobler than to get a glorious chance to fight for their noble cause. Here Arjuna has been called upon to fight a righteous war wherein his enemies are true aggressors. Therefore, it is said that such a chance comes indeed only to a lucky few. That a king must fight on such an occasion is vividly brought out in the Mahabharata (Udyoga Parva, Chapter 72, Verse 18) says: The sin that is committed, by killing one who does not deserve to be killed is as great as the sin of not killing one who deserves to be killed.)
Having made pleasure and pain, gain and loss, victory and defeat, the same, you engage in battle for the sake of battle; thus you shall win and not incur sin.

SOurce: Chinmaya mission

Bhagwatam – Duty

Further, looking at thine own duty thou oughtest not to waver, for there is nothing higher for a Kshatriya than a righteous war.
Happy indeed are the Kshatriyas, O Partha, who are called to fight in such a battle that comes of itself as an open door to heaven.
But if you will not fight this righteous war, then, having abandoned your own duty and fame, you shall incur sin.
People too will recount your everlasting dishonor; and to one who has been honored, dishonor is more than death.
The great battalion commanders will think that you have withdrawn from the battle through fear ; and you will be lightly held by them who have thought much of you and your heroism in the past.
And many unspeakable words will your enemies speak caviling your powers. What can there be more painful than this?
Slain, you will obtain heaven; victorious, you will enjoy the earth; therefore, stand up, O son of Kunti, resolved to fight.

Explanation:

svadharmam api caveksya na vikampitum arhasi
dharmyaddhi yuddhac chreyo’nyat ksatriyasya na vidyate
Chapter 2 XXXI

Further, looking at thine own duty thou oughtest not to waver, for there is nothing higher for a Kshatriya than a righteous war.

Explanation: It is the duty of a Hindu Prince (Kshatriya) to fight in the interest of his country, people and culture. Arjuna belonged to the group of Kshatriyas not only by an accident of birth but also by the quality of his inner mental constitution. He has the required physical enthusiasm, moral fire, intellectual alacrity and heroic daring that make it impossible for him to rest contented to quiet study and contemplation without getting himself agitated tremendously when he finds the unhappy lot of his country or people, or when he detects that the sacred Aryan culture has been threatened by imperceptible un-Aryan invasions. In short, all political leaders, social workers, enthusiastic upholders of our national purity and culture, all of them fall under the classification of Kshatriya according to the Sanatana culture of this ancient land. But in the slow decadence of our culture, we have come to accept by mistake that these caste classifications are the hereditary birthrights that come upon the children born of their respective fathers.

Thus, Arjuna’s personal call of character (swadharma) is that of a leader of his generation (Kshatriya) and, as such, when his generation is called upon to answer a challenger of an organized un-Aryan force (adharma), it is his duty not to wave but to fight on and defend his sacred national culture. To the leaders of the people, there can be nothing nobler than to get a glorious chance to fight for their noble cause. Here Arjuna has been called upon to fight a righteous war wherein his enemies are true aggressors. Therefore, it is said that such a chance comes indeed only to a lucky few. That a king must fight on such an occasion is vividly brought out in the Mahabharata (Udyoga Parva, Chapter 72, Verse 18) says: The sin that is committed, by killing one who does not deserve to be killed is as great as the sin of not killing one who deserves to be killed.)
Having made pleasure and pain, gain and loss, victory and defeat, the same, you engage in battle for the sake of battle; thus you shall win and not incur sin.

SOurce: Chinmaya mission