bhayād raṇād uparataṁ
maṁsyante tvāṁ mahā-rathāḥ
yeṣāṁ ca tvaṁ bahu-mato
bhūtvā yāsyasi lāghavam
bhayātout of fear; raṇātfrom the battlefield; uparatamceased; maṁsyantewill consider; tvāmunto you; mahā-rathāḥthe great generals; yeṣāmof those who; caalso; tvamyou; bahu-mataḥin great estimation; bhūtvāwill become; yāsyasiwill go; lāghavamdecreased in value.
The great generals who have highly esteemed your name and fame will think that you have left the battlefield out of fear only, and thus they will consider you a coward.
Lord Kṛṣṇa continued to give His verdict to Arjuna: "Do not think that the great generals like Duryodhana, Karṇa, and other contemporaries will think that you have left the battlefield out of compassion for your brothers and grandfather. They will think that you have left out of fear for your life. And thus their high estimation of your personality will go to hell."

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