How has surrender in Gita 2.7 changed Arjuna’s consciousness when he expresses the same sentiment in 1.35 and 2.8?

by Bhavin KatariaAugust 24, 2015

From Sunil Prabhu
In Bhagavat Gita 1.32-35 Arjuna says that he doesn’t want to fight even in exchange for the three worlds, let alone this earth and What pleasure he will derive from killing?
Later in 2.8 he says “I will not be able to dispel it even if I win a prosperous unrivaled kingdom on earth with sovereignty like the demigods in heaven”
In both statements, Arjuna is saying he doesn’t see any benefit in fighting; in another sense he can’t find solution for his grief. What is difference in Arjuna’s state of consciousness in reference to rejecting the kingdom, apart from the fact that he has accepted Krsna as Spiritual master in 2.7.

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