Prosperity, Happiness and Victory are Assured

Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

The Bhagavad Gita begins with a question that the blind patriarch, Dhritarashtra, asks his information minister and charioteer, Sanjaya. He says, “Tell me, Sanjaya, what is happening on the field of Kurukshetra, between my sons and the sons of my brother Pandu, who are gathered there for war?” Sanjaya gives the answer to this question in the last verse of the Bhagavad Gita, the 700th verse:

Wherever there is Krishna, the lord of yoga, wherever there is Arjuna, the archer, there is prosperity, happiness, victory and appropriateness; such is my conviction. (18:78)

He says, “O king, what do you expect? You are asking me what is happening on the battlefield between your sons and the sons of Pandu. Don’t you know that where there is Yogeshwara, Sri Krishna, and where there is the wielder of the bow, Arjuna, there is only victory, glory, prosperity and wellness?” This is how the Bhagavad Gita concludes.