Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gita As It Is 2.36

avacya-vadams ca bahun

vadishyanti tavahitah

nindantas tava samarthyam

tato duhkhataram nu kim

SYNONYMS

avacya -- unkind; vadan -- fabricated words; ca -- also; bahun -- many; vadishyanti -- will say; tava -- your; ahitah -- enemies; nindantah -- while vilifying; tava -- your; samarthyam -- ability; tatah -- than that; duhkha-taram -- more painful; nu -- of course; kim -- what is there.

TRANSLATION

Your enemies will describe you in many unkind words and scorn your ability. What could be more painful for you?

PURPORT

Lord Krishna was astonished in the beginning at Arjuna's uncalled-for plea for compassion, and He described his compassion as befitting the non-Aryans. Now in so many words, He has proved His statements against Arjuna's so-called compassion.

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