यदि ह्यिहं न वर्तेयं ,जातु कर्मण्यतंद्रित :
मम वतर्मा -र्नुवर्तन्ते ,मनुष्या : पार्थ सर्वश :(3. २ ३ )
उत्सिदेयुरिमे लोका न कुर्यां कर्म चेदहम ,
संकरस्य च कर्ता स्याम ,उपहन्याम इमा :प्रजा :(३. २ ४ )
(२ ३-२ ४ )क्योंकि यदि मैं सावधान होकर कर्म न करूँ तो,हे पार्थ ,मनुष्य मेरे ही मार्ग का अनुसरण करेंगे। इसलिए यदि मैं कर्म न करूँ तो , ये सब लोक नष्ट हो जायेंगे और मैं ही इनके विनाश का तथा अराजकता का कारण बनूंगा।
इसीलिए अवतार रूप में भी राम और कृष्ण दोनों को गुरुओं के पास पाठ -शाला में जाते हुए भी दिखाया गया है शेष सभी कर्म करते हुए भी।
For if I did not carefully perform the prescribed duties ,O Parth ,all men would follow my path in all respects .
In his divine pastimes on the earth ,Shree Krishna was playing the role of a king and a great leader .He appeared in the material world as the son of King Vasudeva from the Vrishni dynasty ,the foremost of the righteous .If Lord Krishna did not perform prescribed Vedic activities then so many lesser personalities would follow in his footsteps ,thinking that violating them was the standard practice .Lord Krishna states that he would be at fault for leading the mankind astray.
If I ceased to perform prescribed actions ,all these worlds would perish .I would be responsible for the pandemonium (a state of great noise ,confusion and chaos )that would prevail ,and would thereby destroy the peace of the human race .
When Shree Krishna appeared on Earth,seemingly as a human being ,he conducted himself in all ways and manners ,appropriate for his position in society ,as a member of the royal warrior class .If he had acted otherwise ,other human beings would begin to imitate him ,thinking that they must copy the conduct of the worthy son of the righteous King Vasudev .Had Shree Krishna failed to perform Vedic duties ,human beings following his examples would be led away from the discipline of karm ,into a state of chaos .This would have been a very serious offence and Lord Krishna would be considered at fault .Thus ,he explains to Arjun that if he did not fulfill his occupational duties ,it would cause pandemonium in society .
Similarly ,Arjun was world -famous for being undefeated in battle ,and was the brother of King Yudhisthir .If Arjun refused to fulfill his duty to protect dharma ,then many other worthy and noble warriors could follow his example and also renounce their prescribed duty of protecting righteousness .This would bring destruction to the world balance and the rout of innocent virtuous people .Thus ,for the benefit of the entire human race and the welfare of the world ,Shree Krishna coaxed Arjun not to neglect his prescribed Vedic activities .
Reference material :BHAGVAD GITA THE SONG OF GOD COMMENTARY BY SWAMI MUKUNDANANDA .
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