Four Special Qualifications In Arjuna

Krishna's Mercy

[Krishna and Arjuna]“The Supreme Lord said: My dear Arjuna, because you are never envious of Me, I shall impart to you this most secret wisdom, knowing which you shall be relieved of the miseries of material existence.”  (Bhagavad-gita, 9.1)

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श्री-भगवान् उवाच
इदं तु ते गुह्यतमं
प्रवक्ष्याम्य् अनसूयवे
ज्ञानं विज्ञान-सहितं
यज् ज्ञात्वा मोक्ष्यसे ऽशुभात्

śrī-bhagavān uvāca
idaṁ tu te guhyatamaṁ
pravakṣyāmy anasūyave
jñānaṁ vijñāna-sahitaṁ
yaj jñātvā mokṣyase ‘śubhāt

There is no such thing as chance with respect to the lila of Bhagavan.  The Supreme Personality of Godhead accomplishes so much simultaneously with every action.  Every setting is appropriate, with many layers of significance.

In this respect the disciple Arjuna is not randomly chosen to hear the Bhagavad-gita, which is the timeless song of God that delivers a person from the ocean of nescience.  In the oddest of places, a battlefield ready to host a massive war…

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