Krishna’s discourse to Arjun
Confronted with war against his grandfather, teacher and kinsmen on the battlefield of kurukshetra, Arjun was overcome with remorse and self-doubt. His body and mind refused to engage in killing his dear ones in battle. At this, Lord Krishna, who undertook to be Arjun’s charioteer, chided Arjun and enjoined him to perform his duty in upholding the righteous cause. “God is One, and from Him floes the real universe. The body’s that you see are but transitory and impermanent, while the soul is eternal, imperishable. Therefore, O’ Arjun, treat pleasure and pain, gain and loss, victory and defeat alike, overcome your grief, devote yourself to the truth and fight this righteous war”, was the sum of Lord Krishna’s discourse (recorded in Bhagwat Gita).