Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2, Shlok 35

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2, Shlok 35

bhayād raṇād uparataṁ mansyante tvāṁ mahā-rathāḥ
yeṣhāṁ cha tvaṁ bahu-mato bhūtvā yāsyasi lāghavam

The great generals who hold you in high esteem will think that you fled from the battlefield out of fear, and thus will lose their respect for you.

Word by Word Meaning:

bhayāt - out of fear
raṇāt - from the battlefield
uparatam - have fled
maṁsyante - will think
tvām - you
mahā-rathāḥ - warriors who could single handedly match the strength of ten thousand ordinary warriors
yeṣhām - for whom
cha - and
tvam - you
bahu-mataḥ - high esteemed
bhūtvā - having been
yāsyasi - you will loose
lāghavam - decreased in value

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