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SB 10.89.28

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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


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.

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