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 had conquered [...]

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 looking at [...]

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, mighty-armed one. [...]

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. Even one [...]

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 are unable [...]

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 declaration. He [...]

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 has planned [...]

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 wrong. Often [...]

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 thus bond [...]

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. They had [...]

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 fear 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 give up [...]

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