TEXT 41
brahmana-ksatriya-visam
sudranam ca parantapa
karmani pravibhaktani
svabhava-prabhavair gunaih
SYNONYMS
brahmana—the brahmanas; ksatriya—the ksatriyas; visam—the vaisyas; sudranam—the sudras; ca—and; parantapa—O subduer of the enemies; karmani—activities; pravibhaktani—are divided; svabhava—own nature; prabhavaih—born of; gunaih—by the modes of material nature.
TRANSLATION
Brahmanas, ksatriyas, vaisyas and sudras are distinguished by their qualities of work, O chastiser of the enemy, in accordance with the modes of nature.

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