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Aho bata mahat papam 1.45



aho bata mahat pāpaṁ kartuṁ vyavasitā vayam

yad rājya-sukha-lobhena hantuṁ sva-janam udyatāḥ


aho – Alas! ( oh ho!) ( (to not have)

bata -the clothing on

mahat -is great 

pāpaṁ sin

kartuṁ -for the doing

vyavasitā -fixed in 

vayam-done in vain

yad -when

rājya-sukha-lobhena -for kingly happiness from miserliness

hantuṁ -murdering

sva-janam -own life

udyatāḥ- this attempt an example of this (also 17.22)


Full meaning:

Alas, to not have the clothing on is great sin, for the doing fixed in, done in vain when for kingly happiness from miserliness; murdering own life, this attempt an example of this. 


What does it say in Gita?

Well, I don’t think this verse is talking about destroying our kinsmen out of greed.