Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 31

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra
Chapter 1: Verse-42

dosair etaih kula-ghnanam
utsädyante jäti-dharmäh
kula-dharmäh ca sasvatah[1]


By the evil deeds of those who destroy the family tradition and thus give rise to unwanted children, all kinds of community projects and family welfare activities are devastated.


Community projects for the four orders of human society, combined with family welfare activities, as they are set forth by the institution of sanätana-dharma, or varnäsrama-dharma, are designed to enable the human being to attain his ultimate salvation. Therefore, the breaking of the sanätana-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.



  1. dosaih=by such faults; etaih=all these; kula-ghnänäm=of the destroyers of the family; varna-sankara=of unwanted children; kärakaih=which are causes; utsädyante=are devastated; jäti-dharmäh=community projects; kula-dharmäh=family traditions; ca=also; säsvatäh=eternal.

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