अर्जुन उवाच |
कथं भीष्ममहं सङ्ख्ये द्रोणं च मधुसूदन |
इषुभि: प्रतियोत्स्यामि पूजार्हावरिसूदन || 2.4||
kathaṁ bhīṣhmam ahaṁ sankhye droṇaṁ cha madhusūdana
iṣhubhiḥ pratiyotsyāmi pūjārhāvari-sūdana|| 4||
BG – Ch. 2- Ver. 4:
Arjuna said: How can I, O slayer of adversaries, unleash arrows in combat on men like Bheeshma and Dronacharya, who are deserving of my worship?
“O Krishna, please do not underestimate my courage,” Arjuna says. I’m ready to go to war. But, in terms of moral obligation, I owe it to my masters to honour them and to show compassion to Dhritarashtra’s sons.” He hints Krishna that it is simple to kill terrible people but harder to kill one’s relatives.
The basic issue from the Arjuna Vishada Yogam remained unaddressed, namely, Arjuna’s continued attachment to familial and teacher-student ties in the context of a battlefield. Bheeshma and Drona, on the other hand, saw Arjuna as an enemy, not a student or a family member, on the Kaurava side. They were not deluded in the way Arjuna was.
Verse & What we can learn
Attachment to persons, places & things takes away one’s Viveka and that person cannot see and perceive the truth.
It is easy for one to stand up and fight against an outsider when we feel that he is doing wrong. But if any situation comes in life where we have to stand against our own people because of attachment it becomes difficult to take action.
It is important for us to put Dharma above our relationships and attachments if we want to walk the path of Dharma. Who is in front of us should not be the question, what is right should be the question we should ask ourselves.
In the next verses, we will see Arjuna continuing to express the same attachment-filled thoughts to Shri Krishna.
Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…