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Chapter 1: Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra

Bg 1.42
TEXT 42
dosair etaih kula-ghnanam
varna-sankara-karakaih
utsadyante jati-dharmah
kula-dharmas ca sasvatah
SYNONYMS
dosaih—by such faults; etaih—all these; kula-ghnanam—of the destroyer of a family; varna-sankara—unwanted children; karakaih—by the doers; utsadyante—causes devastation; jati-dharmah—community project; kula-dharmah—family tradition; ca—also; sasvatah—eternal.
TRANSLATION
Due to the evil deeds of the destroyers of family tradition, all kinds of community projects and family welfare activities are devastated.
PURPORT
The four orders of human society, combined with family welfare activities as they are set forth by the institution of the sanatana-dharma or varnasrama-dharma, are designed to enable the human being to attain his ultimate salvation. Therefore, the breaking of the sanatana-dharma tradition by irresponsible leaders of society brings about chaos in that society, and consequently people forget the aim of life—Visnu. Such leaders are called blind, and persons who follow such leaders are sure to be led into chaos.

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