The Hindu Gita also speaks about the conflict between duties and discernment in the consciousness of truth. The protagonist is confused, he thinks he is driven to what he does not want by duties imposed on himself. In order not to make a mistake he ceases to act, refuses his duty by throwing bow and arrow, symbols of mind and thought intelligently directed, but duty is rather the essence of everything by nature and sake, so it must be learned that to follow his own duty means to be himself, not to deny himself, knowledge of one’s own duty is knowledge of one’s own self. Without bow and arrow and without devotion he is overwhelmed by pain and unhappy feeling limits to his freedom.
Consistency with one’s own nature is important, so after despondency and abandonment one must rise by knowing himself and learning to decide, in devotion to the One Who governs the universe, to act skillfully without falling into a trap. By knowing his own self, he will know what to do from his deepest nature.