In the beginning of any work, if we are confused, confused, then it becomes very difficult to be successful in that work. At the very beginning of the work, we should clear all our illusions. If you remain entangled in illusion, neither you will get success nor your mind will be calm.
In the Mahabharata, there was going to be a war between the Pandavas and the Kauravas. The armies of both the sides were standing face to face in Kurukshetra. The army of Kauravas was much more than that of Pandavas. Shri Krishna became the charioteer of Arjuna.
Before the war started, Arjun asked Krishna to take the chariot to the Kaurava army. Arjuna said, ‘I want to see Bhishma Pitamah, Guru Drona, Kripacharya and others before the war begins.’
Listening to Arjuna, Shri Krishna took the chariot towards the Kaurava army. When Arjuna saw his family members on the Kaurava side, he was disappointed. Arjuna put his bow and arrows down in the chariot and he said to Shri Krishna, ‘I do not want to fight this war. How can I attack my family members? I do not have the strength to fight. I do not understand whether I should fight this war or not.
On hearing this, Shri Krishna understood that Arjuna was caught in confusion. The Lord said to Arjuna, ‘All weaknesses can work in life, but illusions cannot. There is neither success nor peace because of delusion. You have to do this war for the protection of Dharma. You should focus only on your karma.’
After this Shri Krishna gave the knowledge of Gita to Arjuna and cleared all the illusions. Then Arjuna agreed to fight.
When Arjuna’s illusion was removed, he fought with full power and also gave victory to the Pandavas. Similarly, we should also avoid confusion. Whatever the work, we should not get caught in the illusion. Remove the confusion and then start the work, then the chances of getting success will increase.
To remove confusion, we should talk to experienced people, to the guru, to the elders of the house. If you work with the guidance of learned people, then all the problems can be overcome.