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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 1 Verse 40

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 1 श्लोक 40

कुलक्षये प्रणश्यन्ति कुलधर्माः सनातनाः।
धर्मे नष्टे कुलं कृत्स्नमधर्मोऽभिभवत्युत।।1.40।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी तेजोमयानंद

।।1.40।।कुल के नष्ट होने से सनातन धर्म नष्ट हो जाते हैं। धर्म नष्ट होने पर सम्पूर्ण कुल को अधर्म (पाप) दबा लेता है।

Kumara Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Deliberating further Arjuna determines that when unrighteousness becomes predominant in the family due to the loss of the father who insures the continuation of the family customs and the propagation of the Vedic tradition, the females of the family become easily accessible and are placed in conditions of compromise. From this polluted and degraded position arises undesirable progeny. The purpose of Arjuna addressing Lord Krishna by the vocative Varsneya is to remind Him that He took birth in the exalted royal Vrsni dynasty and as such should be fully aware of all these things.