ಕುಲಕ್ಷಯಕೃತಂ ದೋಷಂ ಪ್ರಪಶ್ಯದ್ಭಿರ್ಜನಾರ್ದನ ॥೩೯॥
kathaṃ na jñeyamasmābhiḥ pāpādasmānnivartitum |
kulakṣayakṛtaṃ doṣaṃ prapaśyadbhirjanārdana ||39||
Gist of the sloka:
O Janardhana, as we are aware of possible result of war, which could wipe out our clan, do we need to continue into the war? Why not withdraw from this situation?
Arjuna says: We are aware of how great the destruction this war could cause. I can clearly visualize that this war would definitely wipe out our clan. Even after know all the destruction this war could cause, what then is the use of us having such knowledge? If we proceed, what then would be difference between ourselves and Duryodhana?
Arjuna uses the name Janardhana to imply that Lord Krishna who gives mukthi – the escape from birth and deaths, should be stopping the war which causes sins and destruction - rebirth.