“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga # 7” –-
The Nectar of Devotion——Vrndavana, November 2, 1972
2098) Whether I know why I need to understand Bhagavad-gita! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
——————— “In our conditional state our senses are engaged in serving these bodily demands. When the same senses are engaged in executing the order of Krsna, it is called bhakti.” This is bhakti. Just like Arjuna. Arjuna served Krsna by his talent. He was a soldier; he knew how to fight. So by, for his personal consideration, he was thinking not to fight, not to kill the other side, because the other side happened to be his kinsmen, his grandfather, his brother, his nephews. So he was thinking in terms of his own sense gratification, because “The other side, if they are killed, I’ll be unhappy.” That was his consideration. Therefore he was not willing to fight. And to induce him to become Krsna conscious, the whole Bhagavad-gita was explained. ————————–