CHAPTER II

Bhagavad Gita Chapter II – Verse 1 & Verse 2

1. Sanjaya speaks as Arjuna is not aware of his state. Only an objective person is capable of seeing things as they [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter II – Verse 3 & Verse 4

3. Weakness and virtue do not go together. The world provokes you. If you are weak you succumb to the challenges. Stand [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter II – Verse 5 & Verse 6

5. This verse indicates Arjuna’s turmoil. He concludes he would rather beg for a living than kill his respected elders Bhisma and [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter II – Verse 7 & Verse 8

7. Verses 2 and 3 have had their intended impact. Now Arjuna is ready for the knowledge. He understands he is confused. [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter II – Verse 9 & Verse 10

9. Arjuna is not even aware of his condition so Sanjaya steps in and reports his total collapse. Arjuna lays down his [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter II – Verse 11 & Verse 12

11. Krsna’s sermon begins with this verse. Great orators begin dramatically to grab the attention of the listeners. They usually give a [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter II – Verse 13 & Verse 14

13. In this verse he says even the indweller or inner personality remains after death. Only the physical body is dropped. The [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter II – Verse 15 & Verse 16

15. Krsna addresses Arjuna as ‘Purusarsabha’ – Bull among men. The cow and bull are worshipped in India as they epitomise the [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter II – Verse 17 & Verse 18

17. ‘That’ means Brahman, that which is far away, unknown. Brahman is the substratum of the universe. The universes come and go. [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter II – Verse 19 & Verse 20

19. This verse is taken from the Kathopanisad Chapter I, Section ii, Mantra 19. This was also a favourite of R. W. [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter II – Verse 21 & Verse 22

21. Atman is indestructible, eternal, unborn and undecaying. Hence you cannot kill or induce another to be killed. A dreamer cannot kill [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter II – Verse 23 & Verse 24

23. The mind and intellect cannot function without the vitalising force of Atman. So in this verse Krsna discusses Atman. The world [...]

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