The individual is Arjuna; the universal which inspires him is Krishna : led by the universal, the individual has to oppose the attractions and delusion of the manifested, the maya and the prakriti, that is, the Kaurava hordes. The battle depicted in the epic is the inner battle between the temporary and the eternal, the particular and the universal, the sensual and the super-sensual, the seen and seer. The Atma is described as a streak of lightning in the blue cloud. It is a gita ('streak' in Telugu). Discover the gita, then the purpose of gita study is fulfilled.
- Baba -