Saturday, April 28, 2018

Arjuna vishada yoga - Bhagavad gita chapter one

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita First chapter – Arjuna Vishada Yoga

Bhagavad Gita starts with Arjuna vishada yoga. It starts with Drutharashtra(father of kauravas) asking  Sanjaya( who got a boon from Vedavyas to see kurukshetra war from any place) what pandavas and kauravas doing in kurukshetra(war field). Sanjaya starts explaining both armies. Everyone in the war field has blown their shank and are ready to start the war.

Then Arjuna asked lord Krishna to take the chariot in between the two armies so that he can view kaurava army. Lord Krishna has taken the chariot in between both the armies and stopped the chariot and asked Arjuna to look at Bhishma , Dronacharya and other important kings.

arjuna vishada yoga bhagavad gita
arjuna vishada yoga bhagavad gita

Then Arjuna saw his grandfather (Bhishma) , guru(Dronacharya),brothers , friends, sons(brother sons),relatives standing in kaurava army. Seeing all this people, Arjuna was struck by grief and started speaking to lord Krishna.

Arjuna : Hey Krishna after seeing my people Iam unable to think, my mouth is getting dried, I am unable to stand, my gandiva(bow) is slipping from my hand.

Keshava(lord Krishna) Iam unable to understand what good is going to happen by killing our own people.

Hey Krishna, I don’t want victory, I don’t want kingdom, I don’t want luxuries. There is no use in enjoying these things after killing our own people.

We have committed a big sin by getting ready to kill our own people for the sake of kingdom. I will leave my weapon, even if the kauravas kill me it will do good to me.

After saying all this Arjuna fell down in his seat and started crying. With this Arjuna  vishada yoga has been completed.

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