BG 18.44 (1972)
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- कृषिगौरक्ष्यवाणिज्यं वैश्यकर्म स्वभावजम् ।
- परिचर्यात्मकं कर्म शूद्रस्यापि स्वभावजम् ॥४४॥
- vaiśya-karma svabhāva-jam
- paricaryātmakaṁ karma
- śūdrasyāpi svabhāva-jam
kṛṣi—ploughing; go—cows; rakṣya—protection; vāṇijyam—trade; vaiśya—vaiśya; karma—duty; svabhāva-jam—born of his own nature; paricaryā—service; ātmakam—nature; karma—duty; śūdrasya—of the śūdra; api—also; svabhāva-jam—born of his own nature.
Farming, cattle raising and business are the qualities of work for the vaiśyas, and for the śūdras there is labor and service to others.