dāmodara āge svātantrya nā haya kāhāra
tāra bhaye sabe kare saṅkoca vyavahāra
dāmodara āge—in front of Dāmodara Paṇḍita; svātantrya—independent behavior; nā haya kāhāra—no one dares to do; tāra bhaye—due to fear of him; sabe—all of them; kare—do; saṅkoca vyavahāra—dealings with great care.
Everyone knew that Dāmodara Paṇḍita was strict in practical dealings. Therefore everyone was afraid of him and dared not do anything independent.
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