TEXT 42
vipra bale,--"sākṣī bolāñā karibeka nyāya
jiti' kanyā labe, mora vyartha dharma haya"
SYNONYMS
vipra bale—the brāhmaṇa says; sākṣī—a witness; bolāñā—calling for; karibeka—there will be; nyāya—justice; jiti'-winning; kanyā—the daughter; labe—he will take; mora—my; vyartha—meaningless; dharma—religious principles; haya—will be.
TRANSLATION
The elderly brāhmaṇa said, "If I do not give my daughter to the young brāhmaṇa, he will call Śrī Gopālajī as a witness. Thus he will take my daughter by force, and in that case my religious principles will become meaningless."

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