यदृच्छया चोपपन्नं स्वर्गद्वारमपावृतम् |
सुखिनः क्षत्रियाः पार्थ लभन्ते युद्धमीदृशम् ||२-३२||


yadṛcchayā copapannaṃ svargadvāramapāvṛtam .
sukhinaḥ kṣatriyāḥ pārtha labhante yuddhamīdṛśam ||2-32||



2.32. O son of Prtha ! By good fortune, Ksatriyas, desirous of happiness, get a war of this type [to fight], which has come on its own accord and which is an open door to the heaven.

Shri Purohit Swami

2.32 Blessed are the soldiers who find their opportunity. This opportunity has opened for thee the gates of heaven.

Sri Abhinav Gupta

2.32 Yadrcchaya etc. A war of this nature, because it is conducive to the heaven, should not be avoided even by other such Ksatriyas who are full of desires How much less [it is to be avoided] in the case of one to whom the science of knowledge of this nature has been taught ? This is what is intended to be conveyed [here] And the verse does not at all end with [determining how to attain] the heaven. The very thing (i.e. sin), fearing which you withdraw from the battle, will befall you branching off hundredfold. This [the Lord] says-

Sri Ramanuja

2.32 Only the fortunate Ksatriyas, i.e., the meritorious ones, gian such a war as this, which has come unsought, which is the means for the attainment of immeasurable bliss, and which gives an unobstructed pathway to heaven.

Sri Shankaracharya

2.32 Why, again, does that battle become a duty? This is being answered (as follows) [A specific rule is more authoritative than a general rule. Non-violence is a general rule enjoined by the scriptures, but the duty of fighting is a specific rule for a Ksatriya.]: Partha, O son of Partha; are not those Ksatiryas sukhinah, happy [Happy in this world as also in the other.] who labhante, come across; a yuddham, battle; idrsam, of this kind; upapannam, which presents itself; yadrcchaya, unsought for; and which is an apavrtam, open; svarga-dvaram, gate to heaven? [Rites and duties like sacrifices etc. yield their results after the lapse of some time. But the Ksatriyas go to heaven immediatley after dying in battle, because, unlike the minds of others, their minds remaind fully engaged in their immediate duty.]

Swami Adidevananda

2.32 Happy are the Ksatriyas, O Arjuna, to whom a war like this comes of its own accord; it opens the gate to heaven.

Swami Gambirananda

2.32 O son of Partha, happy are the Ksatriyas who come across this kind of a battle, which presents itself unsought for and which is an open gate to heaven.

Swami Sivananda

2.32 Happy are the Kshatriyas, O Arjuna! who are called upon to fight in such a battle that comes of itself as an open door to heaven.


Swami Sivananda

2.32 यदृच्छया of itself? च and? उपपन्नम् come? स्वर्गद्वारम् the gate of heaven? अपावृतम् opened? सुखिनः happy? क्षत्रियाः Kshatriyas? पार्थ O Partha? लभन्ते obtain? युद्धम् battle? ईदृशम् such.Commentary The scriptures declare that if a Kshatriya dies for a righteous cause on the battlefield? he at once goes to heaven.