The Bhagavad Gita

Kshatriya Term Analysis

The second-highest Hindu caste, traditionally composed of warriors and statesmen.
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Kshatriya Term Timeline in The Bhagavad Gita

The timeline below shows where the term Kshatriya appears in The Bhagavad Gita. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Discourse 2
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The kshatriya warrior’s dharma, Krishna continues, lies precisely in battle, so Arjuna will harm his dharma by... (full context)
Discourse 18
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...caste, which reflects people’s inner nature—brahmins act from an inner purity, discipline, wisdom, and restraint; kshatriyas act from ferocity, courage, and generosity; vaishyas act from their natural inclination to “trade, cow-herding... (full context)