Unformatted text preview: bow and arrows and decides not to fight. As Krishna's explanations why Arjuna should fight were only a summary, and since Krishna glorifies both 'buddhi-yoga', intelligence used in spiritual advancement of knowledge , and 'karma', work , Arjuna becomes confused and wishes to use Krishna's instruction to perform 'buddhi-yoga' as an excuse to retire the battlefield for a life of contemplation. Arjuna therefore opens Chapter Three asking Krishna why He is encouraging fighting if intelligence is better than fruitive work....
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- Fall '08
- Bhagavad Gita, Krishna, Arjuna, Prince Arjuna, blind king Dhritarashtra