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The blind King Dhritarashtra asks Sanjaya to recount to him what happened when his family the Kauravas gathered to fight the Pandavas for control of Hastinapura. His family isn't the rightful heir to the kingdom, but they have assumed control, and Dhritarashtra is trying to preserve it for his son Duryodhana. Sanjaya tells of Arjuna, who has come as leader of the Pandavas to take back his kingdom, with Sri Krishna as his charioteer. The Gita is the conversation between Krishna and Arjuna leading up to the battle.

Arjuna doesn't want to fight. He doesn't understand why he has to shed his family's blood for a kingdom that he doesn't even necessarily want. In his eyes, killing his evil and killing his family is the greatest sin of all. He casts…

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Posted By s k #366950 at Apr 14, 2014 1:39 AM

Can prayers actualy change destiney.

Can we change god plan from our prayer or every thing is predecided or if we cnt change anything then why shuld we pray

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Posted By davis a #361456 at Mar 14, 2014 2:07 AM

Does Lord Krishna advocate preaching his philosophy everywhere? Please quote the verses in Gita, if any.

Jesus Christ asked his disciples to go and preach about the gospel. I remember having read something similar in Gita. Could you please quote the verses from Gita or the other scriptures.

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Posted By rasan p #359635 at Mar 03, 2014 2:58 PM

Would it be correct to interprete that Krishna is the ego, Arjuna the super ego, and the horses the id

The question is in the context of Arjuna's conscience not allowing him to go to war.

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