Chapter 11 Vishwaroopa Darshana Yoga Verse 27
Tasmaat twam uttishtha yasho labhaswaJitwaa shatroon bhungkshwa raajyam samriddham;
Mayaivaite nihataah poorvamevaNimittamaatram bhava savyasaachin.
Therefore, stand up and obtain fame. Conquer the enemies and enjoy the
Verily, they have already been slain by Me; be thou a mere instrument, O Arjuna!
Continuing from the previous shloka, Lord Krishna in this shloka is advising Arjuna on what he needs to do next. After explaining him the importance of time, Lord Krishna asks Arjuna to do what is supposed to be done and obtain fame. He tells Arjuna that it is his duty to conquer all the enemies who stood in his way and should vanquish them and build an empire. In the last line of the shloka, Lord again reiterates the point that these people have already been slayed or killed by Him. Now, Arjuna should take over from Lord and kill them physically. Thus he would be playing as the instrument of the God’s will.
Extending Interpretation to Mankind’s Life!
There is a very important lesson that we need to do in this shloka. “God proposes, man disposes”. Has it ever happened to you, that a thought came into your mind to do a particular thing and you did it, and it turns out to be extremely fulfilling and satisfying? If yes, then what you have done is what God wanted you to do. Let us understand how it works. There are certain that things that are pre-decided for you. You are supposed to do them
We know that God has created us with a purpose. The same purpose moves us to take up things that we want to do and that becomes our dharma. Like someone decides to teach, someone decides to join the army, someone decides to become a dancer and someone decides to become a bridge player. How
The day you decide to stand up for yourself and do what you are supposed to do, you will be successful however difficult the task might
The same is being said by Lord Krishna to Arjuna that He has already decided that the duty of Arjuna is to fight the war and kill all those who are standing against Arjuna. However difficult the task might be, Arjuna has to do it because he is just the doer. The order has already come from the God. So, Krishna is telling Arjuna to get up, fight and enjoy the fruit it, by vanquishing the enemies and enjoying the Kingdom. This is the dharma of a Kshatriya and Arjuna having chosen the Kshatriya dharma has to do it.