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Haiku #20

Dont be impotent,

O Arjun, shed the weakness

Of your heart, Arise… // 2 – 3 //

Here, Bhagwaan taunts Arjun of being impotent. Has the one year of being Brihannala at the Courts of Virat, somewhere left an imprint on Arjun’s mind? A topic for the psychologists to discover and discuss. He asks Arjun to shed all the weakness of his heart and to rise from these negative thoughts.

Dont we behave like this some times in our lives? Bhagwaan tells us to arise to the occasion and not run away. Face the situation and fight it. Do not think about any other thing. Parantap means the one who conquers his enemies, foes. Bhagwaan is clear about us being Parantap, are we?

The shlok for your reference:

क्लैब्यं मा स्म गम: पार्थ नैतत्तवय्युपपद्यते
क्षुद्रं हृदयदौर्बल्यं त्यक्त्वोत्तिष्ठ परन्तप ।।

O Parth, it does not befit you to yield to this unmanliness. Give up such petty weakness of heart and arise, O vanquisher of enemies.

– Astu –


Am a teacher by profession. A student of History and international politics. Believe that Bhakti (Devotion) and Humanism can only save Humanity. Revere all creation. My thoughts are influenced by His Holiness Pandurang Shashtriji Athavale

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