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1.39 kathaṁ na jñeyam asmābhiḥ (original)

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Simple

kathaṁ na jñeyam asmābhiḥ
pāpād asmān nivartitum
kula-kṣaya-kṛtaṁ doṣaṁ
prapaśyadbhir janārdana

How should we ourselves, therefore, not know to avoid this sin (treachery, etc.) knowing as we do the hazard, the extinction of a race must run?

>> Chapter 1 verse 40

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1.37 thasmAn nArhA vayam harthum

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SlOkam – Original

thasmAn nArhA vayam hanthum dhArtharAshtrAn sa-bAndhavAn |
sva-janaṁ hi katham hathvA sukhina: syAma mAdhava ||

word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

thasmAth – thus
vayam – we
sa-bAndhavAn – with the relatives
dhArtharAshtrAn – dhuryOdhana et al
hanthum arhA: na – unable to kill them
mAdhava – Oh husband of SrI mahAlakshmi!
svajanam – one’s own kinsmen
hathvA – killing
katham sukina: syAma – how will we be happy?

Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

Thus we are unable to kill dhuryOdhana et all who are with their relatives. Oh husband of SrI mahAlakshmi! How will one be happy by killing his own kinsmen?

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

Hence it is not meet for us to despatch the party of Dhṛitarāshtra along with our kinsmen. How, Mādhava1, can we be happy by slaying our own people?

>> Chapter 1 verse 38

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  1. See footnote for 1.14