Arjuna’s sorrow, doubt & anguish

Why should I take a life? Why should I take many lives? Why should I kill? Before me are my relatives, teachers, cousins. Wouldn’t it be wiser for me to surrender without shooting a single arrow? Will I not incur sin if I kill? There can be no reason great enough to permit me to shed blood. I give up!  I would rather go into the forest as a Mendicant, non violent and pure! Will live on charity which would be better than incurring so much sin!

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