The following verse has been used in a couple of answers here and this blog post claims the verse is from the Padma Purāṇa although it doesn't mention the chapter # or the context.

Definition [of ṛṇānubandhana] from the The Padma Purana

Runanubhanda Rupena Pashu Patni Suta Aalaya
Runakshaye Kshyayaanthi Tatra Parivedana

Meaning: Every relationship is the result of previous birth bondage. Once the debt is annihilated, there is no relationship and hence the end of suffering in this Saṃsāra.

Is Padma Purāṇa really the source of this verse?

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    I've searched through Padmapurana but not found this Shloka.
    – Pandya
    May 22, 2019 at 13:52
  • @Pandya do you any location where you can search sanskrit verses using english transliterations? May 22, 2019 at 15:00
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    @KrishnaVarna If you have Devanagari text, sanskritdocuments.org and sa.wikisoirce.org are good resources to search. Otherwise you have to search in pdfs available at Vedic reserve site.
    – Pandya
    May 22, 2019 at 15:09
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    @KrishnaVarna Try GRETIL, Digital Corpus of Sanskrit and wisdomlib - but not all Sanskrit texts, especially Puranas, have been transliterated yet. May 22, 2019 at 19:01

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After searching through the Padma Purāṇa, it appears this verse isn't the part of the extant Padma Purāṇa.

This verse currently maybe traced to the Mahāsubhāṣitasaṃgraha (महासुभाषितसंग्रह).

It's Sanskrit quote number 7364 in the said Mahāsubhāṣitasaṃgraha.

Although, we cannot be completely sure, considering several verses which are attributed to the Padma Purāṇa are not extant in the manuscripts of the Padma Purana which are known today. Perhaps in the older /ancient text of Padma Purāṇa, such a verse did exist.

For now, the questioned verse belongs to the Mahāsubhāṣitasaṃgraha.

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