Arjuna the great hero, the brave warrior,stands confounded and lonely on the field of Kurukshetra. Arjuna is sad and lonely. His mind is agitated, his consciousness is clouded. This hero of numerous fights, suddenly begins to suffer from nervous fright.
This has happened to men and women again and again. Escape, renunciation, turning our back on life and action, running away from it all, seems a very easy option. What am I going to achieve by struggling, we think, giving into despair and pessimism. What is the purpose, what is the meaning to this struggle called life?
The battle here is not a fight between the armies, but a war within a SOUL The chariot which stands amidst the raging armies symbolises the body, in which the mind( Arjuna) is seated,.along with Sri Krishna, the soul , the Self. The horses symbolise the five senses and Kurukshetra is the plane of action , 3D, the plane of friction, the world of strife and contradictions that we inhabit.
Lesson here is That life on earth is a battle, and all of us must fight the Good fight, for the Just cause.
When Arjuna says ” I will not fight” and sinks into silence and despair, Sri Krishna says, ” Be a man, a master man! ABANDON WEAKNESS! Stand up in courage! Stand up and fight the battle .