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SB 11.23.20

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


bhidyante bhrātaro dārāḥ
pitaraḥ suhṛdas tathā
ekāsnigdhāḥ kākiṇinā
sadyaḥ sarve 'rayaḥ kṛtāḥ


bhidyante—they break off; bhrātaraḥ—the brothers; dārāḥ—wife; pitaraḥ—parents; suhṛdaḥ—friends; tathā—and; eka—as if one; āsnigdhāḥ—very dear; kākiṇinā—by a small coin; sadyaḥ—immediately; sarve—all of them; arayaḥ—enemies; kṛtāḥ—made.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Even a man's brothers, wife, parents and friends united with him in love will immediately break off their affectionate relationships and become enemies over a single coin.

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