Bhagwad Gita

Dealing with Fear – Texts from Bhagwad Gita

The texts from the Bhagwad Gita are curated to help deal with feelings of fear. The Sanskrit texts and their corresponding translations are given below.

Take time to read and understand their core meaning and message, and I hope this helps in elevating the issues with fear.

Chapter 4 – Text 10

वीतरागभयक्रोधा मन्मया मामुपाश्रिताः

भवहो ज्ञानतपसा पूता मद्भावमागताः

Being free for attachment, fear, and anger, being fully absorbed in Me, numerous people in the past have become purified by knowledge of Me – and thus they all attained transcendental love for Me.

Chapter 11 – Text 50

सञ्जय उवाच 

इत्यर्जुनं वसुदेवस्तथोक्त्वा स्वकं रूपं दर्शयामास भूयः 

आश्वासयामास च भीतमेनं भूत्वा पुनः सौम्यवपुर्महात्मा

Sanjay said to Dhritarashtra: The Supreme Personality of Godhead – Krishna – while speaking to Arjun, displayed His real beautiful universal form and convinced him that He is the same in His human form, thus encouraging the fearful Arjun to go forth with faith and fearlessness.

Chapter 18 – Text 30

प्रवृत्तिं च निवृत्तिं च कार्याकार्ये भयाभये 

बन्धं मोक्षं च या वेत्ति बुद्धिः सा पार्थ सात्विकी

O son of Parth, the understanding by which one knows what ought to be done and what ought not to be done, what is to be feared and what is not to be feared, what is binding and what is liberating, that understanding is established in the mode of goodness.

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