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Uttamam swArjitam vittam madhyamam putrArjitam
adhamam bhrAtru jAyAdi stree vittam adhamAdhamam

Meaning: One's own income/wealth is the best to live on, it is moderate to live on son's income, living on brother's income is bad, and it is worst to live on a women's income/wealth.

What text is the source of this verse on living on others money as women's wealth?

  • This is a subhaashita and not likely to be in a scripture. Also, hte third part says: 'living on brother's or wife's income is bad' – user1952500 Feb 19 at 0:03
  • Thank you for commenting. Do you know what subhAshita this is from? – Vijay Sekhar Feb 19 at 0:51
  • Madhyamam putrarjitam is breaking the chhanda.Pl check – user17294 Feb 19 at 13:42
  • That's the problem. I heard a pravachan karta state this verse twice so far (he didn't give a source for it) and then on google it shows up in different words/grammer. Hence my question. – Vijay Sekhar Feb 19 at 16:20

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