Sloka/Verse -4 – Yoga of Kurukshetra

Arjuna Uvaacha:

“Drishtwemam swajanam krishna yuyutsum samupasthitam.
Seedanti mama gaatraani mukham cha parishushyati;
Vepathushcha shareere me romaharshashcha jaayate.”

Translation

Arjuna said:
“Seeing these, my kinsmen, O Krishna, arrayed, eager to fight,
My limbs fail and my mouth is parched up, my body quivers and my hairs stand on end!

Interpretation

Upon Arjuna’s request, Lord Krishna takes the chariot right in the middle of the two armies. Seeing the ocean of armies on both sides, Arjuna thinks of the destruction that is to be unleashed, once the war begins. So, he turns to Lord Krishna and tells him that seeing all these people standing and waiting for the battle to begin and eager to fight, he is shaken. Arjuna also says that his limbs are giving up in anxiety and his mouth is dry with nervousness and his body is shaking with fear. The hair on his body stood up showing the definite signs of uneasiness of the situation.

Extending Interpretation to Mankind’s Life!

Have you ever experienced the symptoms that Arjuna experienced just before starting an activity? Think of the first time you are going to make a presentation in-front of a huge audience or going to do a task that has a huge impact on your life or waiting for the question paper of the exam that will change your career forever! You would have felt similar emotion that Arjuna felt here. Fear is our biggest enemy. Fear is the main reason why people either dont take up the task or fail in the task. Fear creates nervousness, anxiety and makes us to under perform. Fear creates a pressure situation in your life that takes the energy required to compete the task. Result is failure.

What is the solution to the fear?

Presence of a God is the only way fear will be driven. If you believe that you were the chosen one to undertake this task and amongst millions, this task was assigned to you by God, and it is His will that you should perform this task then fear will automatically disappear. The moment you realise that God is on your side, fear will evaporate and confidence will take over.
Here is my advice: Before approaching any task, think that you are the chosen one to perform this task and out of so many God has chosen you perform. If God chose you, then why would He allow you to fail?
That will remove all your self doubt and you will be successful in whatever you do.
With this noble thought I say….
“SARVE JANA SUKHINO BHAVANTU
SARVE SANTU NIRAAMAYA
SARVE BHADRANI PASHYANTU
MA KASCHITH DUKHA MAPNIYA”
“MAY ALL BECOME HAPPY,
MAY ALL BE FREE FROM ILLNESS,
MAY ALL SEE WHAT IS AUSPICIOUS,
MAY NO ONE SUFFER”