Truth is contradictory; if it is not contradictory, then it is not truth. The Bhagavad Gita is full of contradictions. You can understand it only if you see it in totality. At one point, Krishna tells Arjun that action is the most important thing, and without action, one will be nowhere.
But after that, He tells him that action is all right but knowledge is better! Then Krishna says, ‘You must become a yogi and drop everything around you.’ Krishna tells Arjun in Chapter Six that since he is confused, there is no use talking. He asks him to meditate. Finally, He says, he is the greatest amongst yogis who keeps Me in his heart whether he meditates or not.Everything may appear to be all contradictory from all angles. But that is reality. Click To Tweet
He is the real yogi, because I am with him in whatever he is doing. At one juncture, Krishna says, Arjun, there is nobody dear to me, nobody whom I love. And then gives a whole list of qualifications for those He really loves! In another instance, Krishna tells Arjun to act without looking for the fruit of action.
Later He asks Arjuna to act properly, according to natural law. Then He tells him that he ought to fight if he wants to win the war. So, at this point, He is bringing Arjun’s attention to the fruit of action, but then He also tells him not to worry about the fruit of action. Everything may appear to be all contradictory from all angles. But that is reality.