Second episode/adhyaya – Sankhya yoga
na hi prapaśyāmi mamāpanudyād
yac chokam ucchoṣaṇam indriyāṇām
avāpya bhūmāv asapatnam ṛddhaṁ
rājyaṁ surāṇām api cādhipatyam
na—do not; hi—certainly; prapaśyāmi—I see; mama—my; apanudyāt—they can drive away; yat—that; śokam—lamentation; ucchoṣaṇam—drying up; indriyāṇām—of the senses; avāpya—achieving; bhūmau—on the earth; asapatnam—without rival; ṛddham—prosperous; rājyam—kingdom; surāṇām—of the demigods; api—even; ca—also; ādhipatyam—supremacy.
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My senses are drying up, I am not able to drive away this lamentation, even if I get the supremacy of an unrivaled prosperous kingdom.
What we think gives us happiness? power, money, health, relationships?
I think it’s peace of mind.. and when you are in trouble the first thing the takes a toss is your peace of mind… I think it takes maturity to maintain your peace of mind even in adverse situations… Arjuna’s was feeling this great sorrow.. He tells the Lord that no amount of material wealth, which he would get if he won the war, would drive away this lamentation he is feeling.