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EDIT :I i only accept answers based purely on mahabharata or uphanishades.

This is in no way opinion based, I am looking for an unbiased answer. Does Krishna himself comment on how he feels about this?

For example There is a story where after the war at old age Krishna naps under a tree and is shaken by the pain of the war. He dreams about dharma. I can't find this story, maybe it gives a perspective on this

As I understand the moral of this is that not even a divine hero Krishna can act against the free will of people, as they must deal with their own karma.

But the what can you really ever do for anybody or against anybody, as all that happens is simply karma

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Srimad Bhagavatam --3.2.15

sva-śānta-rūpeṣv itaraiḥ sva-rūpair abhyardyamāneṣv anukampitātmā parāvareśo mahad-amśa-yukto hy ajo 'pi jāto bhagavān yathāgniḥ

𝐁𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝, 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐬, 𝐒𝐯𝐚𝐲𝐚𝐦 𝐁𝐡𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐧 𝐊𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐧𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞, 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐧𝐮 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬, 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐬.

𝐒𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐝 𝐁𝐡𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐦 -- 𝟏𝟏.𝟏.𝟏 𝐭𝐨 𝟕 👇

Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, accompanied by Balarāma and surrounded by the Yadu dynasty, executed the killing of many demons. Then, further to remove the burden of the earth, the Lord arranged for the great Battle of Kurukṣetra, which suddenly erupted in violence between the Kurus and the Pāṇḍavas. 1.

Because the sons of Pāṇḍu were enraged by the numerous offenses of their enemies, such as duplicitous gambling, verbal insults, the seizing of Draupadī’s hair, and many other cruel transgressions, the Supreme Lord engaged those Pāṇḍavas as the immediate cause to execute His will. On the pretext of the Battle of Kurukṣetra, Lord Kṛṣṇa arranged for all the kings who were burdening the earth to assemble with their armies on opposite sides of the battlefield, and when the Lord killed them through the agency of war, the earth was relieved of its burden. 2.

bhū-bhāra-rāja-pṛtanā yadubhir nirasya guptaiḥ sva-bāhubhir acintayad aprameyaḥ manye 'vaner nanu gato 'py agataṁ hi bhāraṁ yad yādavaṁ kulam aho aviṣahyam āste

The Supreme Personality of Godhead used the Yadu dynasty, which was protected by His own arms, to eliminate the kings who with their armies had been the burden of this earth. Then the unfathomable Lord thought to Himself, “𝐀𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐡’𝐬 𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐞, 𝐢𝐧 𝐌𝐲 𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐲𝐞𝐭 𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐞, 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐘ā𝐝𝐚𝐯𝐚 𝐝𝐲𝐧𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐭𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟, 𝐰𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐮𝐧𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐡.” 3.

naivānyataḥ paribhavo 'sya bhavet kathañcin mat-samśrayasya vibhavonnahanasya nityam antaḥ kaliṁ yadu-kulasya vidhāya veṇu- stambasya vahnim iva śāntim upaimi dhāma

Lord Kṛṣṇa thought, “𝐍𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐘𝐚𝐝𝐮 𝐝𝐲𝐧𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐲, 𝐰𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐌𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐨𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞. 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐟 𝐈 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐚 𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐲𝐧𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐲, 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐛𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐨𝐨 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐈 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐌𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐌𝐲 𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐞.” 4.

My dear King Parīkṣit, when the supreme almighty Lord, whose desire always comes to pass(Satya sankalpa), had thus made up His mind, He withdrew His own family on the pretext of a curse spoken by an assembly of brāhmaṇas. 5.

The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, is the reservoir of all beauty. All beautiful things emanate from Him, and His personal form is so attractive that it steals the eyes away from all other objects, which then seem devoid of beauty in comparison to Him. When Lord Kṛṣṇa was on the earth, He attracted the eyes of all people. When Kṛṣṇa spoke, His words attracted the minds of all who remembered them. By seeing the footsteps of Lord Kṛṣṇa, people became attracted to Him, and thus they wanted to offer their bodily activities to the Lord as His followers. In this way Kṛṣṇa very easily spread His glories, which are sung throughout the world by the most sublime and essential Vedic verses. 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐊ṛṣṇ𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞. 𝐁𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐇𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐟𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. 6,7.

  • I shouldn't have included the puranas. I am mostly interested in the mahabharata itself. Not the puranas – Arc DDD Nov 27 '20 at 12:20
  • artho ‘yam brahma-sutranam bharatartha-vinirnayah...... " The meaning of the Brahma-sutra is present in Srimad-Bhagavatam. The full purport of the Mahabharata is also there. " This is a famous Shloka attributed to Garuda Purana. – Krsna Dasa Nov 27 '20 at 12:30
  • As I said, I shouldn't have mentioned the puranas – Arc DDD Nov 27 '20 at 13:58
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I believe this answers it. https://www.google.com/search?q=18+says+Krishna+soeaks&oq=18+says+Krishna+soeaks&aqs=chrome..69i57j33i10i160.7017j0j4&client=ms-android-huawei-rev1&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#

Krishna says that the war and the bravery of all its heroes will help guide people in the kali yuga overcome their demons, and without kali yuga, the sundown , there couldn't be a new dawn

This is just the animated illustrated message of the mahabarata itself.

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