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SB 10.45.6

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


yas tayor ātmajaḥ kalpa
ātmanā ca dhanena ca
vṛttiṁ na dadyāt taṁ pretya
sva-māṁsaṁ khādayanti hi


yaḥ—who; tayoḥ—of them; ātma-jaḥ—a son; kalpaḥ—capable; ātmanā—with his physical resources; ca—and; dhanena—with his wealth; ca—also; vṛttim—a livelihood; na dadyāt—does not give; tam—him; pretya—after passing away; sva—his own; māṁsam—flesh; khādayanti—they make eat; hi—indeed.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


A son who, though able to do so, fails to provide for his parents with his physical resources and wealth is forced after his death to eat his own flesh.

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