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The Last verse in Bhagavad Gita 18.78

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The Last verse in Bhagavad Gita 18.78

Chapter 18 —- Verse 78 (The last verse in Gita)

Yatra yog’esvarah krsno yatra partho dhanur-dharah Tatra srir vijayo bhutir dhruva nitir matir mama

My Translation

Yatra – Journey

Yog esvarah Krsno—- Union perfected (yog) by esvarah krsno

Yatra – Journey

Partho — Arjuna

Dhanur dharah —holding/wearing the bow (dhanur)  maintaining the path (dharah)

Tatra — There upon in that meeting (on the battlefield — implied)

Srir —- glories/good fortune

Vijayo — victory to the

Bhutir – human spirit

Dhruva –  its firm will/ resolve

Nitir —the moral principals [ Telugu — neetulu ]

Matir — of the mind 

mama  — belonging to us.

My Meaning:

Journey is perfected by esvarah krsno. Journey belongs to Arjuna’s who was holding the bow.  There upon in that meeting (battlefield) went on the glories/good fortune —– victory to the human spirit, firm will/resolve; the moral principals, of the mind belonging to us.

What does it say in the text by Tapasyananda?

Where ever there is Krishna, the lord of yoga, accompanied by Arjuna wielding the bow — there reign good fortune,victory, prosperity and sound policy. Such is my conviction.