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Bhagavad Geeta: Chapter 2, Verses 1-6

In the first chapter of Bhagavad Geeta , Arjuna after seeing his kith and kin on the other side of the army becomes completely drowned in his own sorrow. He falls into this state because of the sense of 'I' and 'My' with respect to who is fighting and hence he loses his objectivity, clarity of mind. With utter confusion, efficiency and capacity are lost. He gives numerous reasons trying to justify the conclusion he derives to not fight. Hence the first chapter is called Arjuna Vishāda Yoga as Arjuna tells the Lord, Sri Krishna his sorrow, thereby seeking means for getting out of that state. Arjuna is not able to do his duty (svadharma) as a soldier because of delusion. This delusion (moha) has come because of his sorrow (shoka) which has overpowered him due to the sense of 'I' (aham) and 'My' (mama) and this cannot be avoided if there is ignorance (ajnAna) about one's true nature. The second chapter of the Bhagavad Geeta is called Sānkhya Yoga where