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Chapter 16 Daivasura Sampad Vibhaga Yoga Verse 3

Tejah kshamaa dhritih shauchamadroho naatimaanitaa;Bhavanti sampadam daiveem abhijaatasya bhaarata.

Vigour, forgiveness, fortitude, purity, absence of hatred, absence of pride—these belong to one born in a divine state, O Arjuna!


This is the final part of the three part shloka where Lord Krishna is talking about the divine qualities of a person. In the third part Lord is focusing on vigor which is a very important quality needed for a person to get to divinity. Along with vigor the other qualities mentioned as forgiveness and fortitude. Fortitude talks about the ability of a person to show courage and stability in tough or painful situations. He then talks about the importance of purity of mind and the absence of hatred and the absence of pride in an individual. If a person holds all these qualities he will be in the divine state or attain divinity says Lord Krishna.

Extending Interpretation to Mankind’s Life!

The qualities mentioned here are very tough to inculcate in an individual. Fortitude is one such quality where an individual has to retain control of his emotions so that he can continue his tasks even when things go wrong. The absence of pride and hatred are the other two qualities. In any task one should approach it with no pride and hatred, Pride makes the task personal where the credit is taken by an individual and hatred makes a person vengeful and vengefulness is a demonic quality which will not make him divine. Thus in these three shlokas, Lord Krishna talks about the qualities required for an individual to be called as divine.