Chapter 1. Despondency of Arjuna: Verse 29
वेपथुश्च शरीरे मे रोमहर्षश्च जायते ||
vepathush-cha shareere me roma-harshash-cha jaayate
My whole body is shaking, bodily hair is standing on its end
Commentary & Explanation
Body and mind are very intricately linked, whenever the mind is disturbed because of fears, desires, disappointments, anxiety, stress body shows the signs.
An ordinary person's mind gets overwhelmed very easily, and his body suffers because of that all the time.
Even Arjuna, great as he was, was overcome with emotions at the onset of war. Though rare, such effects can be seen even among the advanced spiritual people.
For example, It can be seen in Sage Vasistha's life, he was considered as one of the greatest teachers in his own lifetime, even he after hearing the death of all his 100 sons tried to kill himself, but later picked himself up after the wave of strong emotions was gone.
|Seedanti||Are quivering, shaking|
|Parishushyati||Is drying up|
|Roma-harshah||Hair standing on end; roma=hair; harshah=excited|
|Jaayate||Happening, taking place|