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SB 12.2.8

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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


prajā hi lubdhai rājanyair
nirghṛṇair dasyu-dharmabhiḥ
yāsyanti giri-kānanam


prajāḥ—the citizens; hi—indeed; lubdhaiḥ—avaricious; rājanyaiḥ—by the royal order; nirghṛṇaiḥ—merciless; dasyu—of ordinary thieves; dharmabhiḥ—acting according to the nature; ācchinna—taken away; dāra—their wives; draviṇāḥ—and property; yāsyanti—they will go; giri—to the mountains; kānanam—and forests.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Losing their wives and properties to such avaricious and merciless rulers, who will behave no better than ordinary thieves, the citizens will flee to the mountains and forests.

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