kaccin nÄbhihato 'bhÄvaiá¸¥
ÅabdÄdibhir amaá¹ galaiá¸¥
na dattam uktam arthibhya
ÄÅayÄ yat pratiÅrutam
kaccit - whether; na - could not; abhihataá¸¥ - addressed by; abhÄvaiá¸¥ - unfriendly; Åabda-Ädibhiá¸¥ - by sounds; amaá¹ galaiá¸¥ - inauspicious; na - did not; dattam - give in charity; uktam - is said; arthibhyaá¸¥ - unto one who asked; ÄÅayÄ - with hope; yat - what; pratiÅrutam - promised to be paid.
A ká¹£atriya or a rich man is sometimes visited by persons who are in need of money. When they are asked for a donation, it is the duty of the possessor of wealth to give in charity in consideration of the person, place and time. If a ká¹£atriya or a rich man fails to comply with this obligation, he must be very sorry for this discrepancy. Similarly, one should not fail to keep his promise to give in charity. These discrepancies are sometimes causes of despondency, and thus failing, a person becomes subjected to criticism, which might also be the cause of Arjunaâs plight.