SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
droṇaṁ ca bhīṣmaṁ ca jayadrathaṁ ca
karṇaṁ tathānyān api yodha-vīrān
mayā hatāṁs tvaṁ jahi mā vyathiṣṭhā
yudhyasva jetāsi raṇe sapatnān
‘Smite thou, Droṇa, Bhīshma, Jayadratha, Karṇa, and the other valiant heroes, already by Me smitten. Regret not. Fight. Thou shalt in the contest be victor over thy enemies.’
Already have Droṇa, Bhīshma, Karṇa etc., —delinquents— been chosen out for destruction. So, do thou the work (of an instrument). Be not embarassed that thou hast to kill these teachers and relations of thine, and others, —who are attached to pleasures— for considerations of right and wrong, fear or friendship, relationship or compassion. Inasmuch as they have been already picked out for destruction, fight without hesitation. Thou shalt overthrow them in the battle-field. Do not in the least imagine that thou mayst be committing deeds of cruelty (etc). Sure, victory shall be thine.
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