Acharya Prashant: The ‘Bhagwad Gita’ discourse, the form of a dialog, commences in the theater of Kurukshetra. The first thing to be understood is that when a wise man, a sage, a prophet speaks, he is not really aiming to communicate concepts. It is just the limitation of the listener that he must be spoken to in words. A deep emptiness, a vast field of clarity is sought to be communicated. Words are just a medium. The immediate context is just that, a context, a pretext.
The Krishna-Arjun dialog apparently is about a particular situation, a particular man, his relatives, but really it is something else.
Arjun represents the mind. Krishna represents the center, the “Aatman”. The mind is lost as it always is. Continue reading