Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- yatra śocanti brāhmaṇāḥ
- te vai rājanya-veṣeṇa
- naṭā jīvanty asum-bharāḥ
dhana—from wealth; dāra—wives; ātmaja—and children; apṛktāḥ—separated; yatra—in which (situation); śocanti—lament; brāhmaṇāḥ—brāhmaṇas; te—they; vai—indeed; rājanya-veṣeṇa—disguised as kings; naṭāḥ—actors; jīvanti—they live; asum-bharāḥ—earning their own livelihood.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
"The rulers of a kingdom in which brāhmaṇas lament over lost wealth, wives and children are merely imposters playing the role of kings just to earn their livelihood.