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SB 10.47.7

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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


niḥsvaṁ tyajanti gaṇikā
akalpaṁ nṛpatiṁ prajāḥ
adhīta-vidyā ācāryam
ṛtvijo datta-dakṣiṇam


niḥsvam—one without any assets; tyajanti—abandon; gaṇikāḥ—prostitutes; akalpam—incompetent; nṛ-patim—a king; prajaḥ—citizens; adhīta-vidyāḥ—those who have completed their education; ācāryam—the teacher; ṛtvijaḥ—priests; datta—(the sacrificer) who has given; dakṣiṇam—their remuneration.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Prostitutes abandon a penniless man, subjects an incompetent king, students their teacher once they have finished their education, and priests a man who has remunerated them for a sacrifice.

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