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SB 12.3.37

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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

TEXT 37

pitṛ-bhrātṛ-suhṛj-jñātīn
hitvā saurata-sauhṛdāḥ
nanāndṛ-śyāla-saṁvādā
dīnāḥ straiṇāḥ kalau narāḥ


SYNONYMS

pitṛ—their fathers; bhrātṛ—brothers; suhṛt—well-wishing friends; jñātīn—and immediate relatives; hitvā—giving up; saurata—based on sexual relationships; sauhṛdāḥ—their conception of friendship; nanāndṛ—with their wives' sisters; śyāla—and wives' brothers; saṁvādāḥ—associating regularly; dīnāḥ—wretched; straiṇāḥ—effeminate; kalau—in Kali-yuga; narāḥ—the men.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

In Kali-yuga men will be wretched and controlled by women. They will reject their fathers, brothers, other relatives and friends and will instead associate with the sisters and brothers of their wives. Thus their conception of friendship will be based exclusively on sexual ties.



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