Chapter 1. Despondency of Arjuna: Verse 47
एवमुक्त्वार्जुन: सङ्ख्ये रथोपस्थ उपाविशत् |
विसृज्य सशरं चापं शोकसंविग्नमानस: ||
Evamuktvaarjunah sankhye rathopastha upaavishat
Visrijya sa-sharam chaapam shoka-samvigna-maanasah
Arjuna, Having thus spoken on the battlefield, sat down
throwing away his bow and arrows, his mind overwhelmed with grief and distress
Commentary & Explanation
After saying everything he had to say, overwhelmed with grief and distress Arjuna threw his Bow and arrows away, he sat down unable to stand upright.
A state of complete dejection has caught Arjuna, using many reasons he explained his mind, justifying his stand.
Spiritual View: A meditator becoming restless after not attaining any real progress in spirituality stops his spiritual practices, he stops meditating. He temporarily settles for the inconsistent pleasures of the world which at the time appear better than non-tangible spiritual happiness. However under the guidance of his own higher conscience ( or Guru/ God/ scriptures) he comes back again to the arena(battlefield) of meditation.
|Sankhye||In the battlefield|