18.59 yad ahaṅkāram āśritya (Original)

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Chapter 18

<< Chapter 18 Verse 58


yad ahaṅkāram āśritya
na yotsya iti manyase
mithyaiṣa vyavasāyas te
prakṛtis tvāṁ niyokṣyati

‘If by embracing egotism, thou resolvest: ‘I
will not fight,’ that resolve of thine shall be vain; (for) nature will impel thee.’

Egotism (ahaṅkāra)=The notion of self-ness or freedom in deciding for oneself what is good and what is bad.

If by assuming this independence, thou shouldst determine to thyself: ‘I will not fight’, in disregard of My Mandate (to the contrary), thy independent resolve shall prove to be a failure, inasmuch as thy nature (prakṛiti) will compel thee to the combat; for thy nature will govern thee usurping My place, because thou ownest Me not.

The same (subject) is amplified:

>> Chapter 18 Verse 60

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