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Arjuna is the patient and Lord Krishna the therapist immense belief in the therapist and considers him a friend, philosopher, guide (Guru-Sishya Relationship). Arjuna and Krsna have what is described as a perfect warrior-friend relationship The relationship starts out in the beginning of the Mahabharata with . Hiltebeitel, Alf () The ritual of Battle: Krishna in the Mahabharata. Out of 18 counseling sessions which Krishna took with Arjuna, one full doctor- patient (teacher-student) relationship where Sanjay says to.
But the Mahabharata demonstrates that if your attachment to a personal vow stops you from doing what is blatantly right, and ends up making you serve evil, such a vow should be discarded and set aside.
Bhishma put his personal vow above anything else, even when that vow became an instrument of evil. Drona Drona was an employee of the king of Hastinapur, who happened to be Dhitirashtra, the father of Duryodhana.
He was employed to teach all the princes of that kingdom in the art of warfare and statecraft, and was considered the very greatest teacher of the era. For his services, he was remunerated handsomely.
Before he got this job, he was very poor and therefore was very grateful to the King for employing him. When Duryodhan was doing wrong, Drona was fully aware of it. On some occasions he even tried to stop Duryodhan, at which Duryodhan would say: Drona, despite being an outstanding warrior, and well versed in morality, put his loyalty towards his employer before the more important and fundamental question of dharma.
Drona put his loyalty towards his employer above the bidding of Shri Krishna who tried to tell Drona not to keep supporting the side of evil just because of his loyalty to his employer. Arjuna Arjuna was a great man.
The Relationship of Arjuna and Krsna
Yet he had weaknesses that were actually absent in Karna, Bhishma and Drona. He was in some ways foolhardy, saying and doing several stupid things that could have landed his brothers and himself in serious trouble. Instead of killing Yuddhistir, Arjuna instead insulted him in public. But then, Arjuna felt bad for insulting such a virtuous person as Yuddhistir, and said that he would commit suicide as there was no point even being alive after doing something so vile as insulting his own brother in public!
Krishna eventually talked Arjuna out of suicide, but Arjuna was sad that he had not kept his own word,and felt very bad. Krishna gave Arjuna a loophole. It is confusing for the general population because Krishna appeared on this earth as the son of Devaki.
So the ordinary people find it very difficult to understand how Krishna could remain the original, eternal Supreme Personality of Godhead and still appear as a baby in the arms of His mother.
So it is only to clarify this point for the general public that Arjuna is appearing to be bewildered on this point and asking Krishna the question: I can remember all of them, but you cannot. Devotees like Arjuna are constant companions of the Lord, and whenever the Lord incarnates, the associate devotees also incarnate in order to serve the Lord in different capacities.
Arjuna is one of these devotees, and in this verse it is understood that some millions of years ago when Lord Krishna spoke the Bhagavad Gita to the sun-god Vivasvan, Arjuna, in a different capacity, was also present.
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But the difference between Krishna and Arjuna is that Krishna can remember speaking the Bhagavad Gita to the sun-god millions of years ago but Arjuna, although he was there with Krishna, can not remember anything about this incident or anything about any of his past births. This is one of the proofs that the living entities can never become equal to the Supreme Lord.
Anyone who is a constant companion of Krishna like Arjuna is certainly a liberated person but even a liberated person can not be equal to the Lord. That is the difference between the part-and-parcel living entity and the Supreme Lord.
This only strengthens their friendship as they are even closer relatives now; it also draws a parallel to them being actual brothers and therefore causing them to share an incredibly tight bond. They celebrate their new found brotherhood by going out to play in the water of a river, and so begins the story of The burning of the Khandava Forest.
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In this story the two men show the reciprocity of their respect for one another and the equality of their relationship by teaming up and defeating gods and animals. This story starts out with the two, now brothers, running into the fire god Agni, who is hungry and asks to be fed.Krishna Enlightens Arjun With Subtitles (Bhagavad Gita) Mahabharat
The two men comply with his requests and decide to burn down the entire forest and all the creatures within it Rajagoplachari Rajagoplachari editor of Mahabharata 6th ed. It is about two men who are about to prove themselves to their fathers, themselves and their worlds Rajagoplachari Another similarity taken from this story would be that the two men know how to complement one another and by doing so how to fight off other warriors sufficiently.
In the end of the story the men are granted a favour from the god Indra, who has now been defeated by Arjuna, a proven man to his father the god Indra. Krsna chooses to remain close companions with Arjuna for all his life as his wish Katz This is an incredible request that lets us see the true companionship that Krsna feels with Arjuna and not just the devotion that is normally shown of Arjuna toward Krsna. Part of the closeness between Arjuna and Krsna can be seen in its opposing relationship, between Krsna and Duryodhana.
At one point Krsna goes to Duryodhana and shows him a truth. Much the same as when he shows Arjuna his true identity as the god Visnu in the story of the Bhagavad Gita. This little side story to the Mahabharata only accents the commitment and devotion that Arjuna holds for Krsna Katz The devotion that is shown by Arjuna for Krsna is a model throughout the Mahabharata.
There are also references to the relationship between the gods, Indra and Visnu. The two gods have a friendship themselves and the friendship between Arjuna and Krsna hints at the same friendship as the one shared between the two father gods Katz This is an interesting side note as it leads to the idea of a strong eternal friendship between two equals. Right after the Pandavas are exiled for thirteen years by Duryodhana they begin their journey into the forest. Krsna, hearing of their exile, rushes out to say goodbye to them and to see them off.
He finds the Pandavas and appears to them in the forest.
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He comforts them, especially Draupadi, who is upset over her disrobing scene.