Thank you, Tree. That is beautifully and most elegantly put.
There is nothing so good as listening to a scholar discourse upon the Gita. The chariot itself is a metaphor for our existence, occupied by the Self, and driven by the Higher Being through this turmoil around us.
The wise advice of Krishna is available within. We just need to find it - in the being of our chariot driver. perhaps - and listen to it.
I am reminded of the tale of the bus driver. It was an important day, for the Bhagavad Gita had been filmed, and was to be screened on television. The bus driver was on the last trip of the day, and was keen to get home and watch the show.
He drove as fast as he could, looking at his watch, heedless to the cries from his passengers as the vehicle bounced and jolted over the potholes.
The time was passing far too quickly and the bus too slowly. The time for the show to begin was on him, and the bus was still far from the end of the run.
But look, there was the flicker of a television set in a house beside the road!
The driver stopped the bus outside, ran into the house and begged to watch the show. His passengers crowded in behind, and they all watched in rapt attention as Krishna and Arjuna discussed life in the midst of impending death.