Summary Of The Bhagavad Gita
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Krishna encourages Arjuna to “act without attachment in whatever situation, for by the practice of detached action, one attains the highest” (1292, 19). This statement is a suggestion to act without fear of the consequences and forget his family bonds with the ones fighting against him. To practice this ability of detachment, yoga is discussed mainly in chapter 6 of the Bhagavad-Gita. A practice Krishna encourages Arjuna to partake in so that he may come to the same understanding as Krishna. However, Upadhyaya suggests that this type of complete detachment may be difficult for a beginner to attain (166). Therefor with ample practice, Arjuna should be able to strength this traits for use in future situations.
The Bhagavad-Gita rationalizes war when justice is past due. In the case of the Pandavas and the Kauravas, war was the only way to end the complications between the two sets of brothers. Despite Arjuna’s compassion for his family and teachers, the war must be fought so that him and his brothers can finally get what they deserve. The arguments presented by Krishna in this story rationalize and support the war in this specific situation of horrible injustice by a group of