Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 1 Verse 1 Interpretation

Posted: November 28, 2015 in Spirtuality
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I believe Bhagavad Gita is one of the best text where we can enjoy the essence of Story, Situation, Interpretation, Divinity and knowledge for life.

When we re-iterate the verses in our mind, every time a new interpretation for the verse pops up. The same happened today and hence i am writing this.

I am not writing something new. I heard these from different sources and all i am doing it to wrap it into a single text. Here you go.

Chapter -1 , First sloka –

The verse explains about the conversation between Dhritarashtra and Sanjaya where Dhritarashtra is asking about the current situation prevailing in the battle field.

  1. The first word describing about the Battle field – kurukshetra hints us the result. Dharma Kshetre – The land of righteousness. Author picked the right word in the situation, which clearly insights the victory of Pandavas over Kauravas. Author could have used any adjective about bravery , beauty or situation about the battle field , however, Righteousness was the right pick.
  2. Why does the author picks Dhritarashtra to be the first person to speak in bhagavad gita ? May be, those who are weak in mind and having evil thoughts will have very less things to be spoken. And so, the author picked him to be the first.
  3.  Evenhough Dhritarashtra is aware about the present scenario, his weak minded intuition triggers him to ask about the events happening in Kurukshetra. When two powerful teams are in battle, there will always be a win and lose. His low confidence about his team’s status triggers him to ask , “what they are doing in the battle field” – whole intention behind the statement was to know – “who is winning the war”.
  4.  He could have mentioned the team names to be Kauravas and Pandavas . But, he utters “My sons and Pandu’s sons ” which clearly establishes the difference he had in his mind for pandu and his team. Eventhough Pandu is his own brother
  5. And the whole verse not only explains about the battle field of Kurukshetra, it signifies about our own mind , where there is always a fight between good and an evil. We need to be aware that we may have less number of good qualities in our mind, we should never allow them to be taken over by evil .


     After all life is nothing but the war between a good and an evil.








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