The story of the book begins with Arjuna misunderstanding why it is correct
for him to take action in battle. As Prince Arjuna stands in his chariot on
the battlefield he recognize his enemies as, his cousins, teachers and
friends. Arjuna, who was born a warrior, overcomes with pity and looses
interest in battling with the enemy. He looks to Lord Krishna, and
questions him how he could battle with men who deserves his own worship.
Krishna replies "You grieve those beyond grief, and speak words of insight;
but learned men do not grieve for the dead or the living" (Miller p31).
Krishna explains to Arjuna that it is his sacred duty to fight, for the
warriors who fulfills their duty leads them to the gates of heaven. If
Arjuna gives up now, he will be full of shame, and a man who has given up
his duty, is worse then dying, for he will become vulnerable to evil (Miller
p34). Krishna main objective through out the story is, as l...