TEXT 45
tasmaj jahy anga vaiklavyam
ajnana-krtam atmanah
katham tv anathah krpana
varterams te ca mam vina
SYNONYMS
tasmat—therefore; jahi—give up; anga—O King; vaiklavyam—mental disparity; ajnana—ignorance; krtam—due to; atmanah—of yourself; katham—how; tu—but; anathah—helpless; krpanah—poor creatures; varteran—be able to survive; te—they; ca—also; mam—me; vina—without.
TRANSLATION
Therefore give up your anxiety due to ignorance of the self. You are now thinking of how they, who are helpless poor creatures, will exist without you.
PURPORT
When we think of our kith and kin as being helpless and dependent on us, it is all due to ignorance. Every living creature is allowed all protection by the order of the Supreme Lord in terms of each one's acquired position in the world. The Lord is known as bhuta-bhrt, one who gives protection to all living beings. One should discharge his duties only, for no one but the Supreme Lord can give protection to anyone else. This is explained more clearly in the following verse.

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