Chapter 1: The Yoga of Arjuna’s Dejection (arjuna-viṣāda-yoga)
Factors for healthy life
- Objective Factors: Hygienic surrounding.
- Subjective Factors: My body should be strong enough to withstand challenges; extend this to mental health as well
- If any mind is sufficiently strong psychological disturbances like anger, jealousy etc. will occur less.
- Intensity will also be less
- The duration will also be less
- After effects will also be less
Bhagavad Gita’s subject matter will increase the strength and resistance at inner level.
First chapter is where Arjuna discovers that he has inner weakness.
- Verses 1 to 20: Context: Mahabharata battlefield.
- Verses 21 to 25: Arjuna wants to see who is fighting.
- Verses 26 to 28: Arjuna’s discovery of his weakness of Raga (attachment) and consequences.
- Verses 29 to 35: Consequences of Raga (soga, dwesham).
- Verses 36 to 47: Mohaga – confusion, delusion, indecision, raga, soga, delusion; all of them put together is samsara.
Chapter 1 deals primarily with Arjuna’s sorrow and confusion. Lord Krishna does not speak in Chapter 1.