na drumebhyo maha-bhaga
dinebhyo drogdhum arhatha
vivardhayisavo yuyam
prajanam patayah smrtah
nanot; drumebhyahthe trees; maha-bhagahO greatly fortunate ones; dinebhyahwho are very poor; drogdhumto burn to ashes; arhathayou deserve; vivardhayisavahdesiring to bring about an increase; yuyamyou; prajanamof all living entities who have taken shelter of you; patayahthe masters or protectors; smrtahknown as.
O greatly fortunate ones, you should not kill these poor trees by burning them to ashes. Your duty is to wish the citizens [prajas] all prosperity and to act as their protectors.
It is indicated herein that the government or king has the duty of protecting not only the human beings, but all other living entities, including animals, trees and plants. No living entity should be killed unnecessarily.

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