Chapter 2: Contents of the Gétä Summarized
bhayad ranad uparatam
mamsyante tvam maha-rathah
yesam ca tvam bahu-mato
bhutva yasyasi laghavam
bhayät—out of fear; raëät—from the battlefield; uparatam—ceased; maàsyante—will consider; tväm—unto you; mahä-rathäù—the great generals; yeñäm—of those who; ca—also; tvam—you; bahu-mataù—in great estimation; bhütvä—will become; yäsyasi—will go; läghavam—decreased 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 Kåñëa continued to give His verdict to Arjuna: "Do not think that the great generals like Duryodhana, Karëa, 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."