Homme tähistavad hindud Krišna sünnipäeva - Krishna Janmashtam'it.
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कार्पण्यदोषोपहतस्वभावः पृच्छामि त्वां धर्मसम्मूढचेताः ।, यच्छ्रेयः स्यान्निश्चितं ब्रूहि तन्मे शिष्यस्तेऽहं शाधि मां त्वां प्रपन्नम् ॥७॥ ,
My nature smitten with the taint of weakness, confused in mind about dharma, I pray Thee, tell me decisively what is good for me. I am Thy disciple; teach me for I have taken refuge in Thee. (2:7),
"When Arjuna surrenders himself to gain wisdom as a disciple, the Lord accepts him, and it is from this point that Lord Krishna's teaching commences. This is really the beginning of the Bhagavad-Gita.
in order that the teaching may begin, the pupil has first to approach the teacher. When he has done this he is considered serious, and the teacher feels a responsibility to teach him.
As long as Arjuna was talking to Lord Krishna on a friendly basis, Lord Krishna answered in the same manner. But when Arjuna became serious and said: I submit myself to you as a disciple, show me the way, guide me to the light, for I am unable to see for myself - when Arjuna became quiet and turned completely to Lord Krishna, then the Lord took him seriously and began to enlighten him with the practical wisdom of life."
-On the Bhagavad-Gita, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi comments on ch.2, v.7
Sama Bhagavadgītā lõik eesti keeles Linnart Mälli tõlkes:
"Mu südant piinab haleduse häbiplekk ja mu sõgestunud meel ei taipa Seadmust. Mis on parem? Vasta mulle, et kahtlust ei jääks, olen sinu õpilane ja otsin sinus varjupaika! Õpeta mind!" (2:7)
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi nimetab seda Bhagavadgītā tegelikuks alguseks: õpilane on tulnud õpetaja juurde ja avaldanud õpisoovi. Seni kui vesteldi sõbralikult, valitsesid sõbrasuhted, kuid kui Arjuna palus Krišnalt õpetamist, algas tema valgustamine elu praktilise tarkusega.