ब्राह्मणक्षत्रियविशां शूद्राणां च परन्तप ।
कर्माणि प्रविभक्तानि स्वभावप्रभवैर्गुणैः ॥४१॥

brāhmaṇa-kṣatriya-viśāṁ
śūdrāṇāṁ ca parantapa
karmāṇi pravibhaktāni
svabhāva-prabhavair guṇaiḥ

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 brāhmaṇa - of the brāhmaṇas; kṣatriya - the kṣatriyas; viśām - and the vaiśyas; śūdrāṇām - of the śūdras; ca - and; parantapa - O subduer of the enemies; karmāṇi - the activities; pravibhaktāni - are divided; svabhāva - their own nature; prabhavaiḥ - born of; guṇaiḥ - by the modes of material nature.


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Brāhmaṇas, kṣatriyas, vaiśyas and śūdras are distinguished by the qualities born of their own natures in accordance with the material modes, O chastiser of the enemy.

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