The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 1 to 13 - English by Sri Sri Ravi ShankarOn the first day of the war, Arjuna asks Lord Krishna, his charioteer, to take the chariot between both the armies. On both the sides are family, friends, Gurus, elders, near and dear ones he has grown up with. Victory at the cost of the lives of his kinsmen drives a shudder through the brave warrior. He expresses his inability to fight and slay his kith and kin. Lord Krishna puts on the mantle of a Guru and counsels and guides Arjuna. The conversation between both of them is the Bhagavad Gita.
The Bhagavad Gita in Simple English Chapter 1
The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Krishna. At the start of the Dharma Yudhha righteous war between Pandavas and Kauravas , Arjuna is filled with moral dilemma and despair about the violence and death the war will cause.
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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 01
The two armies had gathered on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, well prepared to fight a war that was inevitable. It was apparent that they would fight, then why did he ask such a question? He had usurped the kingdom of Hastinapur from the rightful heirs; the Pandavas, sons of his brother Pandu. Feeling guilty of the injustice he had done towards his nephews, his conscience worried him about the outcome of this battle. Dhritarashtra feared that the holy land might influence the minds of his sons.
Dhrtarastra said: O Sanjaya, after assembling in the place of pilgrimage at Kuruksetra, what did my sons and the sons of Pandu do, being desirous to fight?
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The war of Mahaabhaarata has begun after all negotiations by Lord Krishna and others to avoid it failed. The blind King Dhritaraashtra was never very sure about the victory of his sons Kauravas in spite of their superior army.
A tHa pratHamO a dHyaaya:. A rjhunavishaadhayogha:. Sloka 1. Bhagwad Geeta Meaning 1. Dhrutarastra said : O Sanjay, after assembling in the place of pilgrimage at Kuruksetra, what did my sons and sons of Pandu do, being desirous to fight?