Posted by: Venkat | April 21, 2008

Srimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 1, sloka 9

Priya Sadhaks,

Please recite the Dhyana slokas aloud. Recite the first sloka also aloud. Also memorize these slokas as you study it. (I believe you are sticking to the parayana procedure I requested. Please recite all the Dhyana slokas, then Atha prathamodhyaya:, then
all slokas upto this slokas aloud. Gita parayana has a distinct effect
apart from the benefit of sloka reading with meaning )

Srimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 1, sloka 9

any=e c= b=hv=/ x=Ur=, m=dq=e* ty=kt=j=Iiv=t==/ +

n==n==x=sF=p=>hr[==/, s=v=e* y=u3iv=x==rd=/ ++â.ï++

Sloka Transliteration- Sanskrit to English

anye cha bahava: surA, madarthe tyaktajeevitA: |
nAnAshastra praharanA:, sarve yuddha visharadA: ||————-1/9

Sloka word to word meaning:

any=e c= (anye cha) – (And) there are other; b=hv=/ (bahava:)- many; x=Ur= (surA) – heroes (on my side); ty=kt= (tyakta) – (who are willing to)sacrifice; j=Iiv=t==/ (jeevitA:) – (their) lives;
m=dq=e* (madarthe) – for my sake; p=>hr[==/ (praharanA:) – wielding; n==n== (nAnA)- various; x=sF= (sastra) – weapons, s=v= (sarve)- (and who are)all; v=x==rd=/ (visharadA:)- dexterous (in) ; y=u3 (yuddha) – battle.

Sloka meaning:

And there are many heroes on my side who are willing to sacrifice their lives for my sake, wielding various weapons and who are all dexterous in battle.

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The king size ego of Duryodhan is visible here. He says ‘madarthe’ meaning ‘ for my sake’. Vyasa now shows us all the primary reason for the battle visible in this sloka with this utterance of Duryodhana saying everyone are there to sacrifice their lives for him. But Pandavas are fighting for the right cause – for Dharma. Sri Krishna also is in the side of Dharma. The Kaurava units headed by these kings are there due to their loyalty to the King than any special affection for Duryodhana. So is the case with the palace elders and Drona.

Hari Om!
Venkat

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21-04-08


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