Barbarity and injustice flourish on communal feelings
Relationship factor corrupts the mind in many ways. The king of
Hastinapur becomes promoter of injustice for the benefit of his sons and
Arjuna drops the idea of fighting injustice only because opposite side
has some relatives and kinsmen. Many virtuous persons often resort to
corrupt practices for the benefit of their kith and kin. The cause of
rising wickedness in the world is this relationship factor. A terrorist
or an extremist is forgiven for his misdeeds only because he belongs to
same community. Barbarity and injustice flourish on such communal
feelings. If a person or warrior like Arjuna hesitates to fight for
righteousness infatuated by the same feelings he needs an admonition.
Krishna exhorts him to shun this type of unmanliness and paltry
faint-heartedness and tells him that the wise men do not sorrow over the
dead or the living.