The Gītā recognises that violence and war are inevitable features of this material world. While the living entity continuously nurtures his lower instincts such as lust, anger, greed, envy etc. there will be no peace either individually or collectively. The Bhagavad-gītā is about controlling these mundane traits and cultivating our higher propensities in order to free ourselves from the bondage of saṁsāra. More can be found on this point in Bhagavad-gītā Chapter 2 – Sāṅkhya Yoga (The Yoga of Analysis)
Does Bhagavad-gītā advocate violence?
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About the Author: Gaura Gopāla Dāsa
Gaura Gopāla Dāsa Brahmacārī was born in 1987 to Dhīra Lalitā Dāsī and Jagadīśvara Dāsa, both disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda. He first met his guru, Śrīlā B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja in 1993 and took initiation from him in 1995. He joined his guru’s āśrama full time in 2000, serving in various capacities for over 20 years and recently moved to Vṛndāvana where he is serving at the Rupanuga Bhajan Ashram.