O Krishna, tell me: What becomes of him
Who uses all his strength of mind and limb,
Yet still falls short of that most noble Goal?
Is not his fate beyond all others grim?
O Arjuna, My beloved son,
The righteous man shall never be undone!
No matter in this world or in the next,
His fate will never be an evil one.
For in an astral Heav’n he shall abide,
Or in new earthly home come to reside,
Propelled towards his Goal by karmic friends,
Till all his hopes divine be satisfied.