TEXT 48
yaih kopitam brahma-kulam
rajanyair ajitatmabhih
tat kulam pradahaty asu
sanubandham sucarpitam
SYNONYMS
yaih—by those; kopitam—enraged; brahma-kulam—the order of the brahmanas; rajanyaih—by the administrative order; ajita—unrestricted; atmabhih—by oneself; tat—that; kulam—family; pradahati—is burnt up; asu—within no time; sa-anubandham—together with family members; suca-arpitam—being put into grief.
TRANSLATION
If the kingly administrative order, being unrestricted in sense control, offends the brahmana order and enrages them, then the fire of that rage burns up the whole body of the royal family and brings grief upon all.
PURPORT
The brahmana order of society, or the spiritually advanced caste or community, and the members of such highly elevated families, were always held in great esteem by the other, subordinate castes, namely the administrative kingly order, the mercantile order and the laborers.

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