7. Verses 2 and 3 have had their intended impact. Now Arjuna is ready for the knowledge. He understands he is confused. He looks within for the first time and finds he needs improvement. He asks for help. The surrender is total. He says: I am Your disciple, I surrender to You, teach me. Surrender calms the mind.
Vedanta prescribes assertive goodness. If you do not have the courage to fight evil when necessary you become party to the crime! Arjuna has been passive so far. He needs knowledge to gain the power to uphold righteousness.
8. Arjuna feels free to open his heart out to Krsna. Krsna has a mother’s love, a father’s care, a guru’s knowledge, a king’s protection and God’s grace.
When you are in grief it feels like it is the end of the world. Yet a phone call can dispel it. This is why they have helplines that prevent suicides. If you do not have someone to speak to you sink into an abyss never to rise again. Arjuna overcame his grief because he had the timely guidance of Krsna.
Vedanta gives strength to meet the challenges of life. The future is in your hands, however hopeless the situation may appear.
The problem lies in wrong identification and involvement. When your emotions are playing up and you are confused defer decisions. Wait for the cloud to pass. Maintain status quo until you regain your balance.