This theme for Karna was used in Star Plus Mahabharata which is in Sanskrit. Can anyone tell the meaning of the Sanskrit shloka. Also primarily, I want to know where the verse is actually from & who said that?

Suto va sut putro vayo Vakova bhavamyaham.. Daiva yettam kule janm Madayettam tu paurusham Paurusham paurusham..

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    Towards the original contents & characters, Star Plus Mahabharata was as honest as Shakuni was during the game of dice!
    – iammilind
    Aug 24 '17 at 4:54
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    @iammilind, we call it megabharata because it resembles mega serials
    – mar
    Aug 24 '17 at 4:55
  • What is the meaning of this verse? Is there an English translation or translation into Indian languages? Aug 24 '17 at 5:21
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    It is from Rashmirathi. It is in Hindi. You can read it or any Hindi users can provide answer after reading it.
    – The Destroyer
    Aug 24 '17 at 5:38
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    @Rohit. haha.. better not to think y a downvote has been cast or why a VTC has been used :D
    – Rickross
    Aug 24 '17 at 10:10

This is a play of six scenes called as "Veni Samhaara" (Binding-up of the braided hair) written by BhattaNarayana.

While discussing about whom to take as SenaPati or Chief Commander:

Duryodhana told Kripaacharya that Karna is already chosen as SenaPati, so Ashvatthama cannot be chosen.

Then Ashvatthama got little sad and Karna said to him-

Sad people should cry and angry people should take up weapons.

So Ashvatthama got angry and said-

You tell me to cry because I am said. I am not like you who will forget about Shastra-Vidya(knowledge of weapons) because of your Guru's Shaapa(curse). I am from family of warriors and you are son of a weaver.

Then Karna angrily said-

I did not leave the weapon from my hand unlike your father who left the weapons in fear of Dhristadyumna.

And also listen,

सूतो वा सूतपुत्रो वा यो वा को वा भवाम्यहम् ।
दैवायत्तं कुले जन्म मदायत्तं तु पौरुषम् ॥

Whether I am a weaver or whether I am son of a weaver, whoever or whatever I am, this birth in lineage of a family is given by Daiva or Fate. But the Prowess and Power I have accomplished by My Own Self.

Third Scene, VeniSanhaara

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    This is only a play written based on Mahabharata. It needs not be taken for Spiritual understanding. After all, it is only a play, not a religious spiritual Scripture.
    – user12826
    Mar 23 '18 at 17:04

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