Chapter 1. Despondency of Arjuna: Verse 37
स्वजनं हि कथं हत्वा सुखिन: स्याम माधव ||
Sva-janam hi katham hatvaa sukhinah syaama maadhava
How can we attain happiness by killing our own relatives, O Krishna?
Commentary & Explanation
Arjuna continues his argument by repeating on the same lines as previous verses.
If one emotionally strongly identifies oneself with an idea, he will start seeing the world through that. He will be biased towards that idea, he will even bend logic to justify his bent of mind, he will lack the rationality necessary for an unbiased view.
So is the case of Arjuna, his attachment to his Gurus, grandfathers and kinsmen has snatched his intellect away, he is unstable and unable to think properly.
Spiritual view: Similarly it is the case with a lazy meditator, he will procrastinate meditation, he will justify his need to indulge in sense pleasures, he will defend his habits rather than having a rational view at the situation and accept deficiencies with honesty, for only unbiased honesty leads to real spiritual progress.
|Dhaartaraahhtraan||The sons of Dhritarashtra|
|Sa-baandhavaan||Along with friends|
|Syaama||Will we become|
|Madhava||Husband of deity of fortune (Krishna), Descendant of Madhu (krishna)|