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CC Madhya 5.39


nīce kanyā dile kula yāibeka nāśa
śuniñā sakala loka karibe upahāsa’


nīce — to a lower family; kanyā — daughter; dile — if offering; kula — family tradition; yāibeka — will go to; nāśa — destruction; śuniñā — hearing; sakala — all; loka — friends; karibe — will do; upahāsa — joking.


They unanimously agreed, “If you offer your daughter to a degraded family, your aristocracy will be lost. When people hear of this, they will make jokes and laugh at you.”