TEXT 37
hato vā prāpsyasi svargaṁ
jitvā vā bhokṣyase mahīm
tasmād uttiṣṭha kaunteya
yuddhāya kṛta-niścayaḥ
SYNONYMS
hataḥbeing killed; either; prāpsyasiyou gain; svargamthe heavenly kingdom; jitvāby conquering; or; bhokṣyaseyou enjoy; mahīmthe world; tasmāttherefore; uttiṣṭhaget up; kaunteya—O son of Kuntī; yuddhāyato fight; kṛtadetermination; niścayaḥuncertainty.
TRANSLATION
O son of Kuntī, 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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