TEXT 37
hato va prapsyasi svargam
jitva va bhoksyase mahim
tasmad uttistha kaunteya
yuddhaya krta-niscayah
SYNONYMS
hatahbeing killed; vaeither; prapsyasiyou gain; svargamthe heavenly kingdom; jitvaby conquering; vaor; bhoksyaseyou enjoy; mahimthe world; tasmattherefore; uttisthaget up; kaunteya—O son of Kunti; yuddhayato fight; krtadetermination; niscayahuncertainty.
TRANSLATION
O son of Kunti, either you will be killed on the battlefield and attain the heavenly planets, or you will conquer and enjoy the earthly kingdom. Therefore get up and fight with determination.
PURPORT
Even though there was no certainty of victory for Arjuna's side, he still had to fight; for, even being killed there, he could be elevated into the heavenly planets.

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