Presentation on theme: "Chapter one introduces the scene, the setting, the circumstances and the characters involved determining the reasons for the Bhagavad-Gita's revelation."— Presentation transcript:
Chapter one introduces the scene, the setting, the circumstances and the characters involved determining the reasons for the Bhagavad-Gita's revelation
Characters Sanjaya – Disciple of Vyasadeva Dhratarastra – Blind king Arjuna – Devotee and relative of Krishna
Principle character of Gita Bhagavan Sri Krishna The Supreme Lord
The scene is the sacred plain of Kuruksetra. The setting is a battlefield. The circumstances is war.
640 million soldiers on both sides. Krishna is using Arjuna as an instrument to speak the Bhagavad- Gita
Arjuna is dejected and lamenting. Thus this chapter is entitled: Lamenting the Consequence of War.
Dhratarastra is blind materially and spiritually.
Sanajaya The disciple of Vyasa is able to see the batlefield live from Hastinapura.
The first chapter sets the scene for the rest of the Gita.
Dhratarastra asks Sanjaya “What did they do”
Sanjaya Describes “Duryodhana walks upto Bhishma and talks”
Blowing of conchshells
Arjuna asks Krishna to take the chariot to the middle
Arjuna becomes grief stricken and wants to quit the battle and asks questions to Krishna