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SB 1.7.35 (1964)

SB 1.7.35 (1972-77)

please wait#div class="mw-parser-output"# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TEXT_No._35"#TEXT No. 35#/span##/h4# #div class="SB65verse"# Mainam partha arhasi tratum brahmabandhum imam jahi Ja asou anagasah suptan abadhit nishi valakan. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="ENGLISH_SYNONYMS"#ENGLISH SYNONYMS#/span##/h4# #div class="synonyms"# Mainam-never unto him, Partha-oh Arjuna, Arhasi-ought to, Tratum-give release, Brahmabandhum-a relative of a Brahmin, Imam-him, Jahi-kill, Ja-he (who has) Asou-those, Anagasha-faultless, Suptan-while sleeping, Avadhit-got killed, Nishi-at night, valakan-the boys. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TRANSLATION"#TRANSLATION#/span##/h4# #div class="translation"# Lord Sri Krishna said, "Oh Arjuna you ought not to show any mercy for his releasing this relative of a Brahmin who has killed innocent and sleeping boys without any fault." #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="PURPORT"#PURPORT#/span##/h4# #div class="purport"# The Brahmabandhu is significant. A person who happens to take birth in the family of a Brahman but is not qualified enough to be called a Brahmin is addressed as the relative of a Brahmin and not as a Brahmin. The son of a High court judge is not virtually a high court judge but there is no harm to address a high court judge's son, as a relative of the Hon. Justice. Therefore, as by birth only one does not become a high court judge, so also one does not become a brahmin simply by birth right but by acquiring the necessary qualifications of a Brahmin. As the high court judgeship is a post for the qualified man so also the post of a Brahmin is attainable by qualification only. The Shastra enjoins that even if such good qualifications are seen in a person born in the family of other than a Brahmin, the qualified man has to be accepted as a Brahmin and similarly if a person born in the family of a Brahmin, is void of Brahminical qualification, must be treated as a non-brahmin or in better terms a relative of a Brahmin! Lord Sri Krishna the Supreme Authority of all religious principles of the Vedas, has personally pointed out this differences and he is about to explain the reason for this in the following slokas. #/div# #/div# please wait#div class="mw-parser-output"##p class="mw-empty-elt"# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TEXT_35"#TEXT 35#/span##/h4# #div class="verse"# #dl##dd#mainaṁ pārthārhasi trātuṁ#/dd# #dd#brahma-bandhum imaṁ jahi#/dd# #dd#yo 'sāv anāgasaḥ suptān#/dd# #dd#avadhīn niśi bālakān#/dd##/dl# #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="SYNONYMS"#SYNONYMS#/span##/h4# #div class="synonyms"# #i#mā enam#/i#—never unto him; #i#pārtha#/i#—O Arjuna; #i#arhasi#/i#—ought to; #i#trātum#/i#—give release; #i#brahma-bandhum#/i#—a relative of a #i#brāhmaṇa#/i#; #i#imam#/i#—him; #i#jahi#/i#—kill; #i#yaḥ#/i#—he (who has); #i#asau#/i#—those; #i#anāgasaḥ#/i#—faultless; #i#suptān#/i#—while sleeping; #i#avadhīt#/i#—killed; #i#niśi#/i#—at night; #i#bālakān#/i#—the boys. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TRANSLATION"#TRANSLATION#/span##/h4# #div class="translation"# Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa said: O Arjuna, you should not show mercy by releasing this relative of a brāhmaṇa [brahma-bandhu], for he has killed innocent boys in their sleep. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="PURPORT"#PURPORT#/span##/h4# #div class="purport"# The word #i#brahma-bandhu#/i# is significant. A person who happens to take birth in the family of a #i#brāhmaṇa#/i# but is not qualified to be called a #i#brāhmaṇa#/i# is addressed as the relative of a #i#brāhmaṇa#/i#, and not as a #i#brāhmaṇa#/i#. The son of a high-court judge is not virtually a high-court judge, but there is no harm in addressing a high-court judge's son as a relative of the Honorable Justice. Therefore, as by birth only one does not become a high-court judge, so also one does not become a #i#brāhmaṇa#/i# simply by birthright but by acquiring the necessary qualifications of a #i#brāhmaṇa#/i#. As the high-court judgeship is a post for the qualified man, so also the post of a #i#brāhmaṇa#/i# is attainable by qualification only. The śāstra enjoins that even if good qualifications are seen in a person born in a family other than that of a #i#brāhmaṇa#/i#, the qualified man has to be accepted as a #i#brāhmaṇa#/i#, and similarly if a person born in the family of a #i#brāhmaṇa#/i# is void of brahminical qualification, then he must be treated as a non-#i#brāhmaṇa#/i# or, in better terms, a relative of a #i#brāhmaṇa#/i#. Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the supreme authority of all religious principles, the #i#Vedas#/i#, has personally pointed out these differences, and He is about to explain the reason for this in the following #i#ślokas#/i#. #/div# #/div#
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