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katthase bahu bhiksuki
kim na pratiksase ’smakam
grhan balibhujo yatha
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
You beggar, since you don’t understand your position, why should you unnecessarily talk so much? Don’t all of you wait at our house, depending on us for your livelihood like crows?
Purport by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
Crows have no independent life; they fully depend on the remnants of foodstuffs thrown by householders into the garbage tank. Therefore, because a brahmana depends on his disciples, when Sarmistha was heavily rebuked by Devayani she charged Devayani with belonging to a family of crowlike beggars. It is the nature of women to fight verbally at even a slight provocation. As we see from this incident, this has been their nature for a long, long time.