यदि मामप्रतीकारमशस्त्रं शस्त्रपाणयः।
धार्तराष्ट्रा रणे हन्युस्तन्मे क्षेमतरं भवेत्।।1.46।।
।।1.46।।अगर ये हाथोंमें शस्त्रअस्त्र लिये हुए धृतराष्ट्रके पक्षपाती लोग युद्धभूमिमें सामना न करनेवाले तथा शस्त्ररहित मेरेको मार भी दें? तो वह मेरे लिये बड़ा ही हितकारक होगा।
Sanjaya frankly speaks to Dhritarastra at this time saying that Arjuna, who is the most noble minded, the most compassionate, the eternal well wisher and the most virtuous; although frequently fraught with difficulties along with his four brothers, instigated by thee and thy son, including horrid acts of treachery against them with intent to kill, such as attempting to burn them all alive in a specially made house of combustible lac, administering poison and other unworthy deeds as well. It is surely known to you that by Arjuna the destruction of all your clan is certain due to the fact that he has the support of the Parama Purusa, the Supreme Personality, Lord Krishna Himself, by his side. Still Arjuna looks upon you all with feelings of friendship and overcome by compassion and by the fear of performing actions which are opposed to righteousness, that tiger among men became introvert and said to Lord Krishna that under no circumstance would he fight. After saying so he became very dejected in mind and afflicted with grief at the thought of seperation from relatives and dropping his celestial bow reknowned as Gandiva he just sat down on the chariot.