Second episode/adhyaya – Sankhya yoga
na caitad vidmaḥ kataran no garīyo
yad vā jayema yadi vā no jayeyuḥ
yān eva hatvā na jijīviṣāmas
te ‘vasthitāḥ pramukhe dhārtarāṣṭrāḥ
na—nor; ca—also; etat—this; vidmaḥ—do know; katarat—which; naḥ—us; garīyaḥ—better; yat—what; vā—either; jayema—conquer us; yadi—if; vā—or; naḥ—us; jayeyuḥ—conquer; yān—those; eva—certainly; hatvā—by killing; na—never; jijīviṣāmaḥ—want to live; te—all of them; avasthitāḥ—are situated; pramukhe—in the front; dhārtarāṣṭrāḥ—the sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra.
Above text and translation is from – “http://prabhupadabooks.com/bg”
I don’t know which is better to conquer or to be conquered. By killing them I wouldn’t want to live, yet the sons of Dhritarashtra are standing before us.
Arjuna was in a situation where none of the outcome of the war would be favorable to him. He was sure though, that by killing them he wouldn’t live a peaceful life.