Bhagavadgeeta Verse 2.35
भयात् रणात् उपरतं मंस्यंते त्वां महारथाः
यॆषां च त्वं बहुमतः भूत्वा यास्यसि लाघवम् ॥ २.३५ ॥
ಭಯಾತ್ ರಣಾತ್ ಉಪರತಂ ಮಂಸ್ಯಂತೆ ತ್ವಾಂ ಮಹಾರಥಾಃ
ಯೇಷಾಂ ಚ ತ್ವಂ ಬಹುಮತಃ ಭೂತ್ವಾ ಯಾಸ್ಯಸಿ ಲಾಘವಮ್ || ೨.೩೫ ||
bhayAt raNAt uparataM maMsyaMte tvAM mahArathAH
yEShAM cha tvaM bahumataH bhUtvA yAsyasi lAghavam || 2.35 ||
The mahArathAs will think that you have withdrawn from the battle out of fear; and for those who have held you in great esteem, you will fall into disgrace.
1. Arjuna raises a point that if he retires from war out of mercy, there is nothing bad about it. Lord Krishna emphasises that it will be NOT construed so and the shame that he will undergo is explained in this verse.
2. By the word mahArathAH , Lord Krishna reminds Arjuna that Karna has a special grudge against Arjuna. When Pandavas restricted their bonafide claim to a lesser extent of five villages, instead of 50% of the kingdom and courted peace in the country, at that time Duryodhana and Krna laughed at Pandavas thinking they are cowards and that they are afraid of war. Further they thought that Arjuna and Bhima were lesser warriors than Karna and Duryodhana respectively because of which Pandavas are begging for lesser compromising terms.