Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 03, Text 34
By Chaitanya Charan Das
At the start of the Bhagavad-gita, Arjuna is overcome by myriad complex emotions that bring him on the verge of an emotional breakdown.
By the end of the Gita’s first chapter, Arjuna is laid low by his emotions even before his enemies have shot a single arrow. It is in this context of a fearless warrior being reduced to tears and trembling that the Gita’s central spiritual message is spoken.
The Gita explains that we all are eternal souls meant for an emotionally rich life of immortal love with Krishna. Our present emotions, however, are frequently triggered by temporary material things. That’s why Gita wisdom urges us to let our lives be guided not by emotion, but by reason — by reason founded in scriptural wisdom.