At this moment Arjuna decides to consult the god Krishna about the delicate

At this moment arjuna decides to consult the god

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At this moment Arjuna decides to consult the god Krishna about the delicate situation. Krishna firmly expresses his point of view saying that he should definitely continue to fight in the battle: “Don’t yield to impotence! It is unnatural in you! Banish this petty weakness from your heart. Rise to fight, Arjuna!” (Bhagavad-Gita 2:3). Still unconvinced, Arjuna argues that he doesn’t know “which weight is worse to bear –– our conquering them or their conquering us. We will not want to live if we kill the sons of Dhritarashtra assembled before us” (Bhagavad-Gita 2:6).
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Juliao 2 Lord Krishna dives into a deeper conversation with Arjuna, in essence to convince him of fulfilling his duty. Among his arguments, Krishna states that Arjuna shouldn’t fear death and that the souls that die will be reborn. Although endless efforts from Krishna to settle the troubling dilemma on Arjuna’s head, he remained unconvinced of proceeding further into the battle against his kinsmen. Furthermore, Krishna continues to speak his way through Arjuna until he decides to finally show the prince the nature of true reality. Krishna reveals himself in a different form along with the beauties and horrors of the universe. This would finally make Arjuna spark out of his mind until he figured out his inner conflict and stick to his duty in the battle. Now Arjuna realized how he shouldn’t have to fear death; his duty couldn’t be left behind. The sudden realization in Arjuna’s perspective would make him decide to grab his bow and continue into the battlefield. His mystical insight allowed him to understand the importance of accomplishing his duty, which was much more than fighting a physical battle, and as well a battle in order to reach the ultimate wisdom. With the controversial dilemma now resolved, the prince continues his path in the search of fulfilling his duty although he had to confront his close relatives and friends to achieve it. Bibliography Miller, Barbara S. The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna’s Counsel in Time of War. New York. Bantam
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Juliao 3 Books, 2004. Print.
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