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Bhagavadgeeta Verse 2.31

स्वधर्मं अपि च अवॆक्ष्य न विकम्पितुं अर्हसि
धर्म्यात् हि युद्धात् श्रॆयः अन्यात् क्षत्रियस्य न विद्यतॆ ॥ २.३१ ॥

ಸ್ವಧರ್ಮಂ ಅಪಿ ಚ ಅವೇಕ್ಷ್ಯ ನ ವಿಕಂಪಿತುಂ ಅರ್ಹಸಿ
ಧರ್ಮ್ಯಾತ್ ಹಿ ಯುದ್ಧಾತ್ ಶ್ರೇಯಃ ಅನ್ಯಾತ್ ಕ್ಷತ್ರಿಯಸ್ಯ ನ ವಿದ್ಯತೇ || ೨.೩೧ ||

svadharmaM api cha avEkShya na vikaMpituM arhasi
dharmyAt hi yuddhAt shrEyaH anyAt kShatriyasya na vidyatE || 2.31 ||

Even having regard to your won duty, you should not tremble; for, a kshatriya has nothing more praiseworthy to do than to wage a dutiful war.

svadharmaM api cha avEkShya vikaMpituM na arhasi

Having understood war is your duty, there is no need to fear about it.

kShatriyasya dharmyAt yuddhAt anyAt shrEyas na vidyatE, hi

For a Kshatriya, there is nothing else more than waging the war, would bring happiness in the other world andbe beneficial than this. This is very popular and authentic.


1. In verse 1:29 ARjuna says vEpathuH cha shareerE mE = My body is trembling. For this Shri Krishna is answering here to Arjuna not to fear.

In verse 1:31 Arjuna says na cha shrEyaH anupashyAmi = I do not see anything beneficial or greater good. For this Shri Krishna answers as

vikaMpituM na arhasi yuddhAt anyAt shrEyas na vidyatE iti

2. dharmyAt = dharmayuddhaH = Just war

3. Bhima is also called as dharma s he is incarnation of bhAgavatadharma. It also stands for Dharmaraja, the elder brother Yuddhishtra.

4. The word dharma also refers to Shri Krishna.

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