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SB 10.45.7

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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


mātaraṁ pitaraṁ vṛddhaṁ
bhāryāṁ sādhvīṁ sutam śiśum
guruṁ vipraṁ prapannaṁ ca
kalpo 'bibhrac chvasan-mṛtaḥ


mātaram—one's mother; pitaram—and father; vṛddham—elderly; bhāryām—one's wife; sādhvīm—chaste; sutam—one's child; śiśum—very young; gurum—a spiritual master; vipram—a brāhmaṇa; prapannam—a person who has come to one for shelter; ca—and; kalpaḥ—able; abibhrat—not maintaining; śvasan—breathing; mṛtaḥ—dead.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


A man who, though able to do so, fails to support his elderly parents, chaste wife, young child or spiritual master, or who neglects a brāhmaṇa or anyone who comes to him for shelter, is considered dead, though breathing.

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