Ha….I am so sorry for being late for this Gita lesson. I am posting back to back blogs every day , just because I get sometime within my work hours. I am waiting for new project and maybe by next week I will be busy again.
Lets start from Kurukshethra Bhoomi again
Arjun is asking Lord Krishna to get him in the middle of both the armies so that he can see them closely
drstvemamsva -janam krsna
sidanti mama gatrani
mukham ca parisusyati
arjunaḥ—Arjuna; uvāca—said; dṛṣṭvā—after seeing; imam—all these;svajanam—kinsmen; kṛṣṇa—O Kṛṣṇa; yuyutsum—all in fighting spirit;samupasthitam—all present; sīdanti—quivering; mama—my; gātrāṇi—limbs of the body; mukham—mouth; ca—also; pariśuṣyati—drying up.
He wants to see them again. His body is getting weak, his limbs are shivering. He is emotional……….This is the dooms day for him.
No one wants to create enmity. But life is very complicated that we occasionally meet up with people who really don’t match with our vibes. What they need from the life and what we need from the life is different. When the other person wants to forcefully establish his interest on us, then conflicts take place. We all are different, our needs are different, and so we are destined to rub shoulders with others at some point of life. May be one person can withdraw from the scene, but our ego will get hurt. Its destiny……no one can escape from what the universe has stored in for us.
Listening to Arjun’s plea Lord Krishna is placing the chariot between both the armies.
Arjuna starts lamenting….. He is getting weaker, he is losing his courage.
kim no rajyena govinda
kim bhogair jivitena va
yesam arthe kanksitam no
rajyam bhogah sukhani ca
ta ime ‘vasthita yuddhe
pranams tyaktva dhanani ca
acaryah pitarah putras
tathaiva ca pitamahah
matulah svasurah pautrah
syalah sambandhinas tatha
etan na hantum icchami
ghnato ‘pi madhusudana
hetoh kim nu mahi-krte
nihatya dhartarastran nah
ka pritih syaj janardana
kim—what use; naḥ—to us; rājyena—is the kingdom; govinda—O Kṛṣṇa;kim—what; bhogaiḥ—enjoyment; jīvitena—by living; vā—either; yeṣām—for whom; arthe—for the matter of; kāṅkṣitam—desired; naḥ—our; rājyam—kingdom; bhogāḥ—material enjoyment; sukhāni—all happiness; ca—also; te—all of them; ime—these; avasthitāḥ—situated; yuddhe—in this battlefield;prāṇān—lives; tyaktvā—giving up; dhanāni—riches; ca—also; ācāryāḥ—teachers; pitaraḥ—fathers; putrāḥ—sons; tathā—as well as; eva—certainly; ca—also; pitāmahāḥ—grandfathers; mātulāḥ—maternal uncles; śvaśurāḥ—fathers-in-law; pautrāḥ—grandsons; śyālāḥ—brothers-in-law; sambandhinaḥ—relatives;tathā—as well as; etān—all these; na—never; hantum—for killing; icchāmi—do I wish; ghnataḥ—being killed; api—even; madhusūdana—O killer of the demon Madhu (Kṛṣṇa); api—even if; trailokya—of the three worlds; rājyasya—of the kingdoms; hetoḥ—in exchange; kim—what to speak of; nu—only; mahī-kṛte—for the sake of earth; nihatya—by killing; dhārtarāṣṭrān—the sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra;naḥ—our; kā—what; prītiḥ—pleasure; syāt—will there be; janārdana—O maintainer of all living entities.
Arjun is asking
´’ what pleasure in receiving the happiness, wealth and kingdom by slaying own people? “
Arjun is ready to get killed by the hands of Kourvas.
We can see a weak warrior here. He is emotionally bounded now. It really requires courage to stand against the waves. Especially the emotional tides. Practicality Vs Emotionalism.
Arjun has so many concerns about the future..the spiritual growth, the destruction of the spiritual values, security of the woman, family traditional, rituals, purity of the race.
From the Verses Ch 1:32-46 we can see the lamentation of Arjun . His worries, his woes on acting against his own people.
With this verse ends the 1 st chapter of Bhagavat Gita. Next Chapter is Sanqya Yoga