CHAPTER I

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Introduction

OVERVIEW I Introduction 1-2 II Duryodhana Speaks 3-11 III Armies Blow Conches 12-19 IV Arjuna Ready for Battle 20-25 V Arjuna Succumbs to Emotion 26-30 VI Arjuna Reasons Wrongly 31-37 VII Arjuna Collapses 38-47 […]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 1 & Verse 2

  1.There could not be a more dramatic backdrop for a spiritual discourse than brother warring with brother. Yet, paradoxically, the site of the [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 3 & Verse 4

3. Dronacarya, the revered guru of both the Pandavas and the Kauravas was a mighty warrior. Though a Brahmana by birth and son of [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 5 & Verse 6

5. Duryodhana speaks of some more Pandava warriors as 'excellent men'. They are: Drstaketu - King of the Cedis. He was the son of [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 7 & Verse 8

7. Duryodhana addresses Dronacarya as best among the ‘twice-born’. This term refers to Brahmanas, the highest calibre of human beings. Human beings were classified [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 9 & Verse 10

9. Duryodhana ends his listing by including many other heroes. However, he claims they are giving up their lives for his sake! They had [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 11 & Verse 12

11. Duryodhana instructs his own army to protect Bhisma alone. Bhisma was the role model for both the Pandavas and the Kauravas not just [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 13 & Verse 14

13. All the Kaurava generals respond to Bhisma’s clarion call and blow their respective instruments to signify the beginning of the battle. The collective [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 15 & Verse 16

15. Krsna leads the way by blowing his conch Pancajanya. Only an assertively good person with a strong intellect can lead passively good people [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 17 & Verse 18

  17. & 18. Sanjaya addresses Dhrtarastra as ‘lord of the earth’ to remind him of his obligation as king to rise above personal [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 19 & Verse 20-21

19. Sanjaya exaggerates the chaotic noise that pervades the atmosphere in the hope that Dhrtarastra would get the message and call a halt to [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 21-22 & Verse 23

21 - 22. Arjuna asks Krsna to drive him between the two armies to enable him to see those who have assembled there to [...]

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