Monday, January 05, 2009


During a break between class #3 and class #4 yesterday, I came across this passage in Swami Saradananda's The Essence of the Gita:

"On the battlefield, Arjuna's mind was filled with attachment and fear. There was attachment to his kith and kin who had arrayed themselves to fight at Kurukshetra. And there was also fear after seeing on the opposing side fighters like Bhisma, Karna, Drona and Jayadratha. It was not easy to fight these men. Wonderful indeed is the power of ignorance! Even a great person like Arjuna was overpowered by a temporary fit of attachment and fear. This kind of attachment and fear come naturally to all."

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