ಯಾನೇವ ಹತ್ವಾ ನ ಜಿಜೀವಿಷಾಮಸ್ತೇSವಸ್ಥಿತಾಃ ಪ್ರಮುಖೇ ಧಾರ್ತರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಾಃ ॥೬॥
na caitad vidmaḥ kataranno garīyo yad vā jayema yadi vā no jayeyuḥ |
yāneva hatvā na jijīviṣāmasteSvasthitāḥ pramukhe dhārtarāṣṭrāḥ ||6||
Gist of the sloka:
I am unable to understand what is in our interest. To win or to lose? Or they winning over us? Those, whom we do not wish to kill and live are themselves aligned in front of us for fighting us.
Arjuna respecting Dhitrarastra as his paternal uncle and knowing the intense longing he has for his own sons starting with Duryodhana, indicates he is not ready to fight the Kauravas.
So far, Arjuna who was raising various reasons not to fight, is now slowly seeking Lord Krishna advice. More specifically asking if fighting the war and winning is more important than to fighting the seniors of the clan etc., He has also lost the intense desire he had earlier to win the war. He opens up in front of the Lord.