Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 3 verse 1: Arjuna asks: If understanding is superior to action, why do you spur me to this terrible deed [of killing]?’ 

With Krishna's emphasis on understanding (previous chapter), Arjuna naturally sees understanding as 'superior to action.' Consequently, he questions the role of action; if action is indeed inferior to understanding — and perhaps unnecessary — why indeed does Krishna spur him 'to this terrible deed [of killing]'?

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