Arjuna is no coward; nor is he foolish, unwise. From social, ethical as well as the narrow worldly point of view, he Marshall his arguments to prove that the battle he is about to fight is not really worthwhile Arjuna is not suffering from momentary weakness or fear. He is passing through a deep spiritual crisis caused by the realisation that the social moral religious and ethical values that he had always cherished as precious and dear to his heart, are suddenly crumbling down all around him. The fundamental principles of his life are challenged by the disturbing reality of the situation he finds himself in.
Such a crisis can come to only noble souls . The unthinking, insensitive,average person does not face such despair or indecision. It only happens to a person whose faith in his values is threatened.