Chapter 1. Despondency of Arjuna: Verse 30
न च शक्नोम्यवस्थातुं भर्मतीव च मे मन: ||
Na cha shaknomy-avasthaatum bhramateeva cha me manah
Nor am I able to remain steady, My mind is wandering (restless) everywhere
Commentary & Explanation
The inner turmoil of Arjuna was easily visible through his physical signs, he was literally shaking unable to hold onto his own bow Gandiva.
Gandeeva was the divine bow gifted to Arjuna by Varuna along with chariot and flag. It was a divine bow worshipped by Devas, Danavas and Gandharvas alike. Only a great spiritual being could lift it and use it.
Spiritual view: In Indian spirituality spine is compared to the bow, one is advised to keep his spine straight in meditation like the bow. When a spiritual aspirant undergoes turmoil, he cannot hold his spine steady, his mind wanders everywhere and he fails to meditate properly.
|Gaandeeva||Gandiva, the divine bow of Arjuna|
|Hastaat||(from the) hand|
|Paridahyate||Is burning allover|