|Chapter 18||Final Revelations of the Ultimate Truth||Verse 60|
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Continuing such chastisement Lord Krishna further expands the previous theme by explaining that the nature and impressions experienced in past lives is the cause of birth for everyone. So birth as a ksatriya or warrior is no different. Valour, courage, fearlessness are the qualities of ksatriyas as enumerated previously are a natural part of a ksatriyas constitution and cannot be thwarted. So if out of illusion a ksatriya thinks that they can go against their natural tendencies they are deluded.
Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:
It is a natural tendency for the ksatriyas or royal warriors to be heroically predisposed to fight for a righteous cause. In the case of mohat out of delusion having the false notion to abstain from fulfilling their natural duty so strong is it that one will definitely be compelled to plunge into battle even against one's own will when one has been hurled the bitter sting of insults and deprecations of cowardice from one's opponents. Indeed all jivas or embodied beings are bound by the indomitable laws of karma or reactions from past actions assuming various physical bodies to invariably adhere to the influence of the predominant guna or mode of material nature.
Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Continuing the previous theme Lord Krishna affirms that actions which are one's natural duty which due to illusion one is not willing do, will in spite of that compel one to do so by the predominating guna or mode of material nature which will coerce one to do them anyway. In this present situation a ksatriya warrior is naturally possesses valour, courage and a heroic tempermant and are situated in raja guna the mode of passion. This is not random but follows a thread from previous births. A ksatriya cannot tolerate even the slightest ridicule or insult. So upon hearing the raucous insults about his bravery and the degrading insults to his manhood dispaging his prowess from the opposing enemy a ksatriya cannot refrain from avenging their honor in battle iregardless the odds.