CHAPTER I

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 24 & Verse 25

    24 & 25. Sanjaya refers to Arjuna as Gudakesa, lord of sleep. Arjuna was a typical warrior who [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 26 & Verse 27

    26 - 27. Arjuna details all his relatives out there in the battlefield. He is stuck with relationships. He is [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 27 & Verse 28

    27 - 28. Sanjaya refers to Arjuna as Kaunteya, son of Kunti. Not as Dhananjaya, winner of wealth, or Mahabaho, [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 28 & Verse 29

    28 & 29. Arjuna now collapses even physically. The tragedy is that all this has happened because of surface emotions. [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 30 & Verse 31

    30. Gandiva, the famous bow of Arjuna, slips from his grasp indicating complete paralysis. When the mind is agitated you [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 32 & Verse 33-34

    32. Arjuna says he does not desire victory, sovereignty or pleasures. But his actions and nature do not support his [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 35 & Verse 36

    35. Arjuna is showing a sudden shift in character by saying he does not want to kill the Kauravas. He [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 37 & Verse 38-39

    37. Arjuna concludes in this verse that they should not kill. His reasoning is faulty hence the conclusion drawn is [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 40 & Verse 41

    40. Common people need a rallying point like the Ganesha Chaturthi or Diwali festivals to bring the family together. Families [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 42 & Verse 43

    42. In the joint family system in earlier times, large families of 40 to 45 people lived under one roof. [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 44 & Verse 45

    44. Arjuna is afraid of hell. Worship is done out of love, not fear. Yet most people worship because of [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 46 & Verse 47

    46. Throughout Arjuna’s focus is on himself. Yet he speaks of sacrifice. This is false vairagya, rajasika renunciation, when you [...]

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