Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

Why did Krishna force Arjuna to fight? Radhanath Swami tells why…

By on September 14, 2010 in Insights with 62 Comments

Lord Krishna Inducing Arjuna to fightQuestion to Radhanath Swami : Why was Arjuna forced by Krishna to fight?

Radhanath Swami : Arjuna was told to act like a surgeon. If a person has a serious tumor and if it is not cut out, the person dies. So surgery in one sense is violence. It is taking a knife and cutting a person, open. Now, open heart surgery is really a violent surgery; the ribcage is cut open. But is that surgeon violent? Yes, he is violent, but he actually helps the person. So Arjuna was like that. He was fighting for Dharma. He was fighting against exploitation and greed, which was represented by Dyurodhana and his brothers.

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