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Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 2, Verse 6

Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized
Verse: 6
na caitad vidmah kataran no gariyo
yad va jayema yadi va no jayeyuh
yan eva hatva na jijivishamas
te 'vasthitah pramukhe dhartarashtrah

Translation:
Nor do we know which is better — conquering them or being conquered by them. If we killed the sons of Dhritarashtra, we should not care to live. Yet they are now standing before us on the battlefield.

Explanation:
Here is the fifth and last reason that Arjuna gives for not fighting – indecision. He is just not sure what his duty is at this time.

Srila Prabhupada explains that while Arjuna's reasons come from a platform of confusion, they also reveal his saintly character. His concerns for the people who have repeatedly wronged him in the past, his desire for the welfare of the society as a whole reveal his compassionate nature. His resolve to leave a kingdom that rightfully belongs to him and live by begging reveals his detachment to material things. He has control over his mind and senses, and a strong desire to abide by the scriptures. All these qualities make him a worthy disciple and fit for liberation.


Please read the Sanskrit Verse and the Prabhupada's Purport.

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