Devotees: Arjuna

                                                                  Q. In all the preaching I have heard, one thing that is common is that one should not be attached to material world in order to get close to Krishna. The question is, even though Arjuna had material attachment, (BG 1.29) Lord Krishna revealed Himself to Arjuna. Why?

                                                                  Q. Yudhisthira could see outcome of the battle of Kurukshetra only after the battle was over and he was aggrieved very much. But Arjuna was able to foresee the massacre. Is this quality of Arjuna that made him eligible to receive Bhagavad-Gita directly from the Lord even though all the Pandavas are His dear devotees?

                                                                  Q. I have been (and continuing to be) in a constant attack of very intense miseries since the last 6 years. I am very fortunate and grateful for the association of devotees since the last 4 years. However sometimes I am so worn out and exhausted physically and mentally that I just want to be left alone for months being a recluse. This is partly because I'm forced to act happy and enthusiastic (amongst devotees or non-devotees) when there is so much mental agony, anguish and anxiety that is constantly bombarding my mind.

                                                                  Q. In the purport of Bhagavad-gita 4.3, Srila Prabhupada says,"...One should try to follow the disciplic succession from Arjuna, and thus be benefitted by this great science of Srimad Bhagavad-gita." What is Srila Prabhupada intending for us to understand?

                                                                  Q. My question is about Arjuna's softhearted, devotee-like nature, and not so Ksatriya-like nature. Varnashrama divisions are based on nature and not by birth. Though one may be born in any one of the varnas, one can be elevated to the position of a Vaishnava by practice of devotional service. Right?

                                                                  Q: Since Lord Krishna is the actual beneficiary of our results, why is Krishna known to be a renounced person?