We will now see sloka 36 in Chapter 11. In sloka 35, Sanjaya told Dridarshtra that Arjuna fell down to prostrate to Sri Krishna and with folded hands and body shivering, spoke to Sri Krishna with undulating voice. Now sloka 36:
sthane hrishikesha tava prakirtya
jagat prahrsyaty anurajyate ca
rakshamsi bhitani diso dravanti
sarve namasyanti ca siddha-sanghah
"Arjuna said: O master of the senses, the world becomes joyful upon hearing Your name, and thus everyone becomes attached to You. Although the perfected beings offer You their respectful homage, the demons are afraid, and they flee here and there. All this is rightly done."
Arjuna says that Rakshasas were running helter-skelter in all directions in fear of the Lord. Groups of Siddhas were worshiping with folded hands. It is understandable and the Lord deserved this, says Arjuna. Hrishikesa = Lord Sri Krishna. Hrishikesa means controlling the sense organs. That is controlling His senses and the devotees' senses. Tava = Your [Sri Krishna's], prakirtya = seeing this greatness, eminence, jagat = people of the Universe, prahrsyaty = are happy, rajam means love and anurajam means enormous love, anurajyate = [people] are in great love or devotion for [Sri Krishna]. Seeing the eminence of the Lord all people are happy and devote themselves to Him. Though all people are mentioned, we have to interpret this to mean only good people. Evil minded persons will neither be happy nor would devote, seeing the Lord. Rakshamsi = Rakshasas [demons], bhitani = scared of, diso dravanti = running away in all directions, sarve = all, siddha sangha = groups of Siddhas [ accomplished persons], namasyanti = with folded hands pay respects and chant in praise [of the Lord]. We see Two types of people, who see the Lord. One is the Demons in great fear. The other is Siddhas worshiping the Lord. Siddhas are meant in the word jagat in the first half of the sloka. These are the people happy about learning the eminence of the Lord and they praise the Lord and worship. Those who do not like the greatness of the Lord, who are jealous of the Lord and who think the Lord as their enemy, thay are all running away in fear on seeing the Viswaroopam. Hrishikesa means control of senses. The Lord is in control of His senses; but, He controls the senses of all good people and so Siddhas are able to praise and worship Him. Others, with uncontrolled senses are Rakshasas and they run away in fear. Ravana was a scholar. His valour was great. Yet, he could not control his senses. In Srimad Ramayana, Ravana is lying on the ground killed by Sri Rama. His wife Mandodari comes running and cries. She sees Sri Rama and tells that she had recognized Who Sri Rama was. He is 'anadi madya nitana: srivatsa vaksha: nityasri: saswata: ' - He is the One with no beginning or end or middle, having Sri Maha Lakshmi on the right chest, always auspicious and permanent, etc.. She further says that in spite of all such eminence Sri Rama could not have won Ravana, if only he had controlled his senses. So Ravana was defeated by his own senses. Had he controlled his lust, none could have vanquished him, says Mandodari. Those succumbing to sense organs are Rakshasas and are destroyed. Surrendering the organs at His feet and enjoying His eminence is divine quality. Such people are considered as Devas. Devotion to Sri Vishnu is the character of Devas and the likes. Others are all Asuras or Rakshasas. Such people are running away in fear. Once we realize that the Lord is doing good for us, we worship and praise Him. We have to fall in love with the Lord and this is indicated by anurajyate. Other than the Lord, we should never desire for. Listening to His names and stories, we should feel happy and contentment. Arjuna speaks of such persons joyous on seeing the greatnes of the Lord. Others are running away. Sthane = deserve [the praise by Siddhas and devotees, and Rakshasas running away]. Thus Arjuna starts his praise, which continues in 11 slokas upto sloka 46.