तस्मात्प्रणम्य प्रणिधाय कायं
पितेव पुत्रस्य सखेव सख्युः
प्रियः प्रियायार्हसि देव सोढुम्।।11.44।।
।।11.44।।इसलिये शरीरसे लम्बा पड़कर स्तुति करनेयोग्य आप ईश्वरको मैं प्रणाम करके प्रसन्न करना चाहता हूँ। जैसे पिता पुत्रके? मित्र मित्रके और पति पत्नीके अपमानको सह लेता है? ऐसे ही हे देव आप मेरे द्वारा किया गया अपमान सहनेमें समर्थ हैं।
As in reality the Supreme Lord Krishna is the father of all, the best friend of all and the most beloved of all, being the most exalted He possesses most fully the qualities of mercy, compassion, kindness and other virtues. Thinking in this way Arjuna prostrates the full length of his body upon the ground in humble supplication beseeching the Supreme Lord to smile upon him in benevolent grace. Although the son may make an indiscretion the father may condemn, still the father will reconcile himself to him. Although a friend has defects another friend will magnanimously overlook them. Although the beloved is sometimes contrary the lover will not hold this against the beloved when asked to be forgiven. As harmony and benignity is normally established as a result of humble supplication, Arjuna is imploring the Supreme Lord to be merciful, magnanimous and forgiving.