Arjuna became entitled to the spiritual guidance of the Geeta from the Lord Himself because he evinced the despondency, renunciation, surrender and one-pointedness (vishada, vairagya, saranagati and ekagrata) that is essential to assimilate the great message. When your yearning for liberation becomes truly intense, you earn the right to set aside all social conventions, worldly norms and codes of conduct, that do not subserve that high purpose. Then, Prahlada can give up his father, Bhishma can counter his Guru, Meera can desert her husband and Shankaracharya can play subterfuge with his mother. Ask earnestly if you have reached that stage! Develop that taste for liberation! Chanting God’s name is the best course; it can be practised at all times and places by all, irrespective of creed, gender, caste, age or economic and social status. It will keep you in constant touch with the Infinite and so, it will transmit to you the wisdom and power of the Infinite.