Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Sankhya Yogam: Chapter 2: Verse 5

BG 2. 5


It may be argued that Arjun had no choice but to fight and gain the kingdom in order to survive. Arjuna, on the other hand, disproves such theory. He claims that begging is a better way to survive than committing this awful crime. He also believes that if he engages in this awful act of carrying on the war and kills his elders and family, his conscience will prevent him from enjoying any of the world’s rewards, such as wealth and power.

Verse & What We Can Learn

One may have all the riches and comforts of the world at his feet but if his conscience is not clean, it will not allow him to lead a peaceful life.

If you want to counsel someone whose mind is off balance and is in an emotional state, first you have to allow him to talk and express himself fully and when he calms down we can start counsel.

In the next verse, Arjuna continues to express his confused thoughts to Lord Krishna.

Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…

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