taṁ tathā kṛpayāviṣṭaṁ aśā-pūrṇā-kulekṣaṇam |
viṣīdantam idaṁ vākyam uvāca madhusūdanaḥ || 1 ||
1. To him, who was thus overcome with pity, whose eyes were filled with tears, who was
despondent and bewildered, Sri Krishna spoke these words:
śrī bhagavān uvāca
kutas tvā kaśmalam idaṁ viṣame samupasthitam |
anāryājuṣṭam asvargyam akīrtikaram arjuna || 2 ||
The Blessed Lord said:
2. Whence comes this unworthy weakness in a crisis, O Arjuna? It is unseemly for a noble person, it
is disgraceful and obstructive to the attainment of heaven.
klaibyaṁ mā sma gamaḥ pārtha naitat-tvayyupapadyate |
kṣudraṁ hṛdaya daurbalyaṁ tyaktvottiṣṭha paraṅtapa || 3 ||
3. Yield not to unmanliness, O Arjuna, it does not become you. Cast off this base faint-heartedness
and arise, O scorcher of foes!