& The Bhagawad Gita
'Bhagawad Gita' tells the story of two armies standing ready to fight
Armageddon. The fight is between two families and involves a kingdom
lost in a dice game.
is the super-warrior leader of the Pandavas clan - it's his job to
signal the start of the battle. He has trained for this day all his
life - it marks a career-high. With Krishna (a blue god) as his charioteer
he rides out between the two armies. All he has to do is give a signal
and the mother-of-all-battles will begin.
in front of everyone, he chokes.
settle into an embarrassed silence as Krishna tries to help Arjuna
over the hump. He initially attempts this by calling Arjuna a sissy.
When that doesn't work Krishna is forced to put a series of increasingly
sophisticated concepts on the table in the hope Arjuna will see sense
and begin the slaughter.
Arjuna gives the signal for the battle begins. Wether this was because
he understood Krishna's explanation of the universe, detachment and
destiny or because he was tired of listening - it's unclear. Either
way their conversation is now a Hindu holy book.
we see Arjuna (in happier times) played by legend of Bombay cinema,
Akkineni Nageswara Rao.
like Arjuna because he procrastinated on the important stuff - he
probably had a messy desk too.