कुतस्त्वा कश्मलमिदं विषमे समुपस्थितम्।
।।2.2।।श्रीभगवान् बोले (टिप्पणी प0 38.1) हे अर्जुन इस विषम अवसरपर तुम्हें यह कायरता कहाँसे प्राप्त हुई जिसका कि श्रेष्ठ पुरुष सेवन नहीं करते जो स्वर्गको देनेवाली नहीं है और कीर्ति करनेवाली भी नहीं है।
2.2 Sri Sankaracharya did not comment on this sloka. The commentary starts from 2.10.
2.2 Kutah etc. To commence with, the Bhagavat exhorts Arjuna just by following the worldly (common) practice; but, in due course, He will impart knowledge. Hence He says practised by men of low birth. Uttering words of ruke such as unmanliness etc., the Bhagavat causes [Arjuna] to know that he misconceives demerit as meritorious :
2.1 - 2.3 Sanjaya said - Lord said When Arjuna thus sat, the Lord, opposing his action, said: What is the reason for your misplaced grief? Arise for battle, abandoning this grief, which has arisen in a critical situation, which can come only in men of wrong understanding, which is an obstacle for reaching heaven, which does not confer fame on you, which is very mean, and which is caused by faint-heartedness.
Sri Bhagavaan Uvaacha: Kutastwaa kashmalam idam vishame samupasthitam; Anaaryajushtam aswargyam akeertikaram arjuna.
śhrī-bhagavān uvācha—the Supreme Lord said; kutaḥ—wherefrom; tvā—to you; kaśhmalam—delusion; idam—this; viṣhame—in this hour of peril; samupasthitam—overcome; anārya—crude person; juṣhṭam—practiced; aswargyam—which does not lead to the higher abodes; akīrti-karam—leading to disgrace; arjuna—Arjun