Bhagavad Gita for Dummies
Chapter 1 - The Yoga of Arjuna's Grief
Before we get into chapter one, let’s understand from where and why the Bhagavad Gita comes
in. The Bhagavad Gita is a part of Mahabharata - the epic. In which the supreme personality of
god has taken the form of "Krishna" and born in world. In this incarnation, God remained with
God Qualities but with human form. Mahabharata is a story about a king's family, in which the
cousins (with their family) trying to establish a hold in the kingdom, whereas few with rightful
and few with greediness intent. It shows many of the characters which we are still seeing in our
normal life. It forces out in the battlefield where Kauravas (the misguided ones) and the
Pandavas (the true ones) stand on opposite sides to settle scores. Krishna is with Pandavas as
they asked for him and Krishna's soldiers are with Kauravas as they asked for them.
Get to Know the Characters:
Krishna: The Supreme Personality of God. We can call as the supreme power. He is uncle to the
Pandavas and Kauravas. He has nothing to gain or lose in the battle (why do we say that- will see
in coming chapters)
Arjuna: The Mighty Archery man and one of the Pandavas. Arjuna is very close to Krishna and
they both share a relationship, which couldn't be categorized and its pure form of love and
”Our life: Do we ever try not categorizing our love or anyone's love at any time.... No, always
we need some form like a friend, sister, mother, uncle, wife, daughter, etc... Unless we compare
and categorize we can’t accept the love and affection in a formless way... may be the common
man is more rule oriented and pattern oriented"
Remember Arjuna is not someone else, "he is me and you", and he represented us in front of
Krishna. Every human being who reads this is Arjuna, with whom the god has spoken. Let me
scope it out, Gita is written only for human and his purpose only! And for other living beings
(animals, birds, plants, etc.) there could be something which we are not aware of... Similarly its
said to a man, then the grammar always follows the singular pointers to male, however the
woman has to apply applicable grammar when they register.
Sanjaya: The person who was able to see all the happenings on the battlefield with his
exceptional power and who is explaining to Dhritarashtra (the king). He is the reason for us to
know what is there in Gita or what God has said to Arjuna ... “The Remote Hearing Aid"