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Single Idea 7988

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / E. Policies / 1. War]

Full Idea

There is no greater good for a warrior than to fight in righteous war.

Gist of Idea

There is no greater good for a warrior than to fight in just war

Source

Anon (Bhag) (The Bhagavad Gita [c.500 BCE], 2.31)

Book Reference

'The Bhagavad Gita', ed/tr. Mascaro,Juan [Penguin 1962], p.51


A Reaction

What worries me now is not the urging to fight, as long as a good cause can be found, but the idea that someone should see his social role as 'warrior'. The modern 'soldier' is ready to fight, but a traditional 'warrior' is obliged to fight.