- śokena śuṣyad-vadana-
- hṛt-sarojo hata-prabhaḥ
- vibhuṁ tam evānusmaran
- nāśaknot pratibhāṣitum
śokena—due to bereavement; śuṣyat-vadana—drying up of the mouth; hṛt-sarojaḥ—lotuslike heart; hata—lost; prabhaḥ—bodily luster; vibhum—the Supreme; tam—unto Lord Kṛṣṇa; eva—certainly; anusmaran—thinking within; na—could not; aśaknot—be able; pratibhāṣitum—properly replying.
Due to grief, Arjuna's mouth and lotuslike heart had dried up. Therefore his body lost all luster. Now, remembering the Supreme Lord, he could hardly utter a word in reply.