The Lord said: How has such faintheartedness overcome you at this difficult time? This is not proper for a noble man; it does not lead to heaven and will bring you dishonour.
Do not give up your up manhood in this way; such a mood does not suit you. Give up this pathetic weakness of heart; arise, O destroyer of the foe.

Sri bhagavan uvaca:Kutastvā kaśmalamidam viṣamē samupasthitam
Anaryajushtamasvargyam akirtikaramarjuna
Klaibyam ma sma gamah partha naitattvayyupapadyate
Kṣudram hṛdayadaurbalyam tyaktvottisṭha parantapa

– Bhagavad Gita 2.2.3

We often come across difficult times in our life and somehow justify to ourselves why we should hide from the challenge. Shree Krishna here calls for courage during this difficult period. Arjuna knew that at that stage war was inevitable, In times of trouble we must avoid falling prey to emotional turbulence we should stick to making a reasoned, dharmic, selfless decision. This is the way of right action.


During difficult times may Lord Krishna grant me the courage to stand up for what is right.

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