In spite of our education and skills there are many occasions when we feel helpless and confused, unable to act or proceed in life.
We have the knowledge of what to do but find ourselves unable to muster the strength and conviction to achieve success.
In this opening chapter of the Gita, we find Arjuna, a man of action, ready to face the battles of life only to become mentally shattered and confused. Many times we also succumb to these ‘panic attacks’ and make decisions we regret later.
Why do I panic?
How can I prevent this from happening?
How can I overcome this?
These are some of the doubts that Shri Krishna resolves for Arjuna and more importantly to us.
Swami Aparokshananda expounds the first chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, the introduction to this Divine Wisdom.