vṛthā manorathas tasya
dūraḥ svargaḥ pataty adhaḥ
yo ’rthinaṁ vipralambhate
vṛthā—without any good result; manorathaḥ—mental concoction; tasya—of him; dūraḥ—far away; svargaḥ—elevation to the higher planetary system; patati—falls down; adhaḥ—to a hellish condition of life; pratiśrutasya—things promised; adānena—being unable to give; yaḥ—anyone who; arthinam—a beggar; vipralambhate—cheats.
Far from being elevated to the heavenly planets or fulfilling one’s desire, one who does not properly give a beggar what he has promised falls down to a hellish condition of life.

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