Chapter 1: Despondency of Arjuna
The first chapter of the Bhagavad Gita Deals with Arjuna's Dilemma & Depression.
The first 20 verses of the Gita describe the battle field scenario, the names of prominent warriors on both the sides.
The latter section of the Gita deals with the despondency of Arjuna, how seeing his kith and kin he became sorrowful. His perverted reasoning in defending his decision not to fight, rather than having a new non-emotional approach.
Chapter 1: Verses
The forces of those(Pandavas) protected by Bhima is limited(but may be adequate)
Nakula (blew) Sughosha, Sahadeva (blew) ManiPushpaka
Dhrishtadyumna, Virata & unconquerable Satyaki
Arjuna said: O Krishna, after seeing these relatives of mine present here in the war spirit
My whole body is shaking, bodily hair is standing on its end
Nor am I able to remain steady, My mind is wandering (restless) everywhere
nor do I see any good in killing my kinsmen in the fight
What use is Kingdom, O Govinda(Krishna)? what use is pleasures? or even life? (after killing kith and kin)
are present here on the battlefield to give up their own lives and riches
(I can't kill) even for the sake of kingship of three worlds (Physical, Astral & Causal) then what to speak of just this Earth.
killing these felons will only make us sinful.
How can we attain happiness by killing our own relatives, O Krishna?
Do not see any wrong in the destruction of clan and treachery to friends.
The ancestors will be degraded when the rites of food & water offerings stop
are forsaken the duties of community & the duties of families forever