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SB 11.23.21

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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


arthenālpīyasā hy ete
saṁrabdhā dīpta-manyavaḥ
tyajanty āśu spṛdho ghnanti
sahasotsṛjya sauhṛdam


arthena—by wealth; alpīyasā—insignificant; hi—even; ete—they; saṁrabdhāḥ—agitated; dīpta—inflamed; manyavaḥ—their anger; tyajanti—they give up; āśu—very quickly; spṛdhaḥ—becoming quarrelsome; ghnanti—they destroy; sahasā—quickly; utsṛjya—rejecting; sauhṛdam—goodwill.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


For even a small amount of money these relatives and friends become very agitated and their anger is inflamed. Acting as rivals, they quickly give up all sentiments of goodwill and will reject one at a moment's notice, even to the point of committing murder.

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