Remaining Part of Chapter – 2
Gita Saar – Lord Krishna further explained to Arjuna about why the character of man and his morals take a fall.
The first cause is that quality of being, which is known as Rajo Guna. Rajo Guna basically indicates a desiring nature. A man dominated by this quality always chases desires and when desire is not achieved, he gives way to anger. This quality does not allow a person to detach himself from worldly indulgences and the righteous man must be free of this quality if he has to find success in the spiritual life. This quality also leads to attachment to the objects of the world. The person, who desires an object, thinks about that object ceaselessly and he gets attached to it sooner than later. And when denied that object, that person gives way to anger and that leads to the fall of that man to a coarse level. This leads to a refusal to recognize reality and such a man is prone to make major mistakes and blunders. Thus Attachment; desire and anger-these are the biggest enemies of a man who wants to walk on the righteous path.
Lord Krishna further enlightened Arjuna through the concepts of the Yoga of action. Lord Krishna did this because he wanted this knowledge to free Arjuna from the bonds of his action. By following the percepts of the Yoga of action, man can be free of the effects of life-sapping fear. The Yoga of action provides the being with a single focussed wisdom but people who cannot focus their minds on one object and who are unwise are lost to the Yoga of action. Instead they have wavering, flickering and many-objects focussing attention spans that flit from worldly object to worldly object. In this regard Lord Krishna advised Arjuna that the moment that a person’s mind and wisdom are no longer trapped to the objects of the world, that very moment, that person is free of not only this world but of all the worlds that are yet to come.
Lord Krishna further said to Arjuna that once Arjuna was free of the desire to listen to various kinds of sayings and advices and instead focussed rock solid on the Lord that is when Arjuna would achieve the Yoga of action and would be one with the Lord. In short, the moment the being is free of attachment and desire, that very moment that being finds his place in the stillness of the Lord.