Chapter 1. Despondency of Arjuna: Verse 43

Sanskrit Verse


दोषैरेतै: कुलघ्नानां वर्णसङ्करकारकै: |
उत्साद्यन्ते जातिधर्मा: कुलधर्माश्च शाश्वता: ||

Transliteration


Doshair-etaih kula-ghnaanaam varna-sankara-kaarakaih
Utsaadyante jaati-dharmaah kula-dharmaash-cha shaashvataah

English Translation


With the fault of Family-destruction, and destruction of social order
are forsaken the duties of community & the duties of families forever

Commentary & Explanation

Arjuna continues arguing that with the destruction of family order and social order, the entire system will collapse, that various communities will forget their respective duties and get into sense enjoyments (as if that is the highest in life), that people will forget the duties towards their families.


Topics:Arjuna

Glossary

DoshaFaults
EtaihThese
KulaFamily
GhnaanaamDestruction
Varna-sankaraDestruction of social order
KaarakaihCausing
UtsaadyanteAre ruined
Jaati-dharmaahDuties of community
Kula-dharmaaDuties of family
ChaAlso
ShaashvataahPermanent; eternal; forever