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BG 18.44

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


TEXT 44

कृषिगौरक्ष्यवाणिज्यं वैश्यकर्म स्वभावजम् ।
परिचर्यात्मकं कर्म शूद्रस्यापि स्वभावजम् ॥४४॥
kṛṣi-go-rakṣya-vāṇijyaṁ
vaiśya-karma svabhāva-jam
paricaryātmakaṁ karma
śūdrasyāpi svabhāva-jam

SYNONYMS

kṛṣi—plowing; go—of cows; rakṣya—protection; vāṇijyam—trade; vaiśya—of a vaiśya; karma—duty; svabhāva-jam—born of his own nature; paricaryā—service; ātmakam—consisting of; karma—duty; śūdrasya—of the śūdra; api—also; svabhāva-jam—born of his own nature.

TRANSLATION

Farming, cow protection and business are the natural work for the vaiśyas, and for the śūdras there is labor and service to others.