ko vainaṁ paricakṣīta
venam ekam ṛte ’śubham
prāpta īdṛśam aiśvaryaṁ
kaḥ—who; —indeed; enam—the Lord; paricakṣīta—would blaspheme; venam—King Vena; ekam—alone; ṛte—but for; aśubham—inauspicious; prāptaḥ—having obtained; īdṛśam—like this; aiśvaryam—opulence; yat—whose; anugraha—mercy; bhājanaḥ—receiving.
But for King Vena, who is simply inauspicious, who would blaspheme the Supreme Personality of Godhead, by whose mercy one is awarded all kinds of fortune and opulence?
When human society individually or collectively becomes godless and blasphemes the authority of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, it is certainly destined for ruination. Such a civilization invites all kinds of bad fortune due to not appreciating the mercy of the Lord.

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