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CC Madhya 5.39

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


nīce kanyā dile kula yāibeka nāśa
śuniñā sakala loka karibe upahāsa’


nīce—to a lower family; kanyā—daughter; dile—if offering; kula—family tradition; yāibeka—will go to; nāśa—destruction; śuniñā—hearing; sakala—all; loka—friends; karibe—will do; upahāsa—joking.


They unanimously agreed, “If you offer your daughter to a degraded family, your aristocracy will be lost. When people hear of this, they will make jokes and laugh at you.”