|Chapter 18||Final Revelations of the Ultimate Truth||Verse 43|
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:
The natural duties of a ksatriya or royal warrior class is given by Lord Krishna. Heroism, valour, boldness, intrepidness, stableness, dexterity, fearlessness, and majesty are born of their nature in raja guna the mode of passion. Additional qualities of the ksatriyas are generosity, liberality and leadership and are of the nature of sattva guna the mode of goodness.
Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Lord Krishna describes the natural duties of ksatriya the royal governing warrior class. 1) sauryam is bravery, valour and intrepidness in conflict without hesitation. 2) tejah is courageous, fiery nature that does not back down. 3) dhritih is endurance to persevere in an endeavour despite difficulties. 4) daksyam is adroitness, dexterity the ability to adjust in th execution of duties. 5) apalyanam is absence of cowardice even in the case of life or death. 6) danam is benevolence, generosity to others in need. 7) isvara-bhavah the capacity to lead and govern dependents.
Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:
The duties of ksatriyas or royal, warrior class according to their inborn qualities situated in raja guna the mode of passion are enumerated by Lord Krishna. Prowess and valour charcterised by fearless against all adversaries. Majesty is the reality of never being subjugated by others. Steadfastness is the absence of anxiety even in dangerous situations. Dexterity is skilfully fulfilling any action without hesitation even if death is an option. Generosity is donation to the pious and saintly. Rulership is protecting society from the encroachment of evil and unrighteousness.