तमुवाच हृषीकेशः प्रहसन्निव भारत।
सेनयोरुभयोर्मध्ये विषीदन्तमिदं वचः॥
Lord Krishna, with a smile on his face, then spoke these words to the despondent Arjuna, who was overcome with pity in the midst of both armies.
तब हृषीकेश श्रीकृष्ण जो दोनों सेनाओं के बीच विषाद कर रहे अर्जुन को देख उसके मुख पर हंसी लिए यह वचन बोले॥
Meaning (in English):
In this verse, Lord Krishna, known as Hrishikesh, the master of the senses, addresses Arjuna with a smile. Filled with regret and grief, Arjuna finds himself in the middle of both armies on the battlefield.
Lord Krishna's smile reflects his divine awareness and compassion for Arjuna's state of mind. He recognizes Arjuna's despair and confusion. Krishna's response shows his willingness to impart profound wisdom and guidance to lift Arjuna out of trouble.
This verse sets the scene for the enlightening conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna that forms the core of the Bhagavad Gita.
It emphasizes the importance of seeking a wise and compassionate source for guidance in facing life's challenges and problems. Lord Krishna, the supreme teacher, is ready to give Arjuna clarity, understanding and spiritual guidance, paving the way for his transformation and enlightenment.