Mind ““ The symbolism in GITA 4

Bhagavad Gita is the epic discourse given by Krishna to Arjuna in the battle field of Kurukshetra. This base could be very easily symbolized into the mind and the forces involved. The battle field of Kurukshetra could be associated to the mind or the intellect. The two warring forces, the Kauravas and the Pandavas needs no superior logic to conclude that the Kauravas represented the evil forces while the Pandavas represented the good, which in turn could be associated to the bad and good thoughts or the negative and positive emotions. The battle of Kurukshetra could be conceptualized to the constant war that takes place within the mind between the evil and good thoughts. Krishna who stands between the two armies is the conscience.

The concept on which the Bhagavad Gita has come to stay is the fact that Arjuna starts questioning all the actions that were going to take place on the battlefield and the resultant reactions, to which Krishna gives his response. So this is the basis on which, comes the conclusion, that one needs to question oneself within, of all the actions both good and bad and expect answers from ones conscience. The individual takes the role of Arjuna, Krishna acts as ones conscience, the mind is the battlefield of Kurukshetra and the actual war is the internal fight taking place within the mind between the negative and positive thoughts.

The result of the Kurukshetra war, in that the good won over the evil forces could be ascribed to the fact that Arjuna listened to Krishna and acted accordingly.

Act in accordance with the guidance of ones conscience (Krishna) and one is bound to succeed.