putran vipratikulan svan
naivagham aparo yatha
putran—sons; vipratikulan—who act against the will of the father; svan—their own; pitarah—fathers; putra-vatsalah—being very affectionate to the children; upalabhante—chastise; siksa-artham—to teach them lessons; na—not; eva—indeed; agham—punishment; aparah—an enemy; yatha—like.
A father and mother are always affectionate to their children. When the children are disobedient the parents chastise them, not due to enmity but only for the child’s instruction and welfare. How did Hiranyakasipu, the father of Prahlada Maharaja, chastise such a noble son? This is what I am eager to know.
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