A lot of the Gita happens in threes. The most common threes are the gunas. Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.
In some of the chapters, the Gita goes into the most excruciating detail on these 3.
Like how to work, divided into three gunas. How to eat, divided into 3 gunas. How to give – you guessed it – also divided into 3 gunas.
Why is this happening?
Because Lord Krishna states clearly that purification of the mind happens only when we are in Sattvik mode.
And how would we know what is Sattvik, until everything is cleanly categorized into one of the 3 guna variants? That’s the reason for this excruciating detail, and seen in this light, it’s not excruciating at all.
Now that we know this from Krishna himself, its up to us to act accordingly. Roses await.