śatakatrayam 1.24: parivartini saṃsāre (in this revolving world)

by Jahnabi Barooah

परिवर्तिनि संसारे मृत: को वा न जायते ।
स जातो येन जातेन याति वंश: समुन्नतिम् ।।२४।।

in this revolving world,
is any dead person not reborn?
only that person’s birth is worthy,
who exalts his family’s honor. ||24||

contrast the worldview encoded in this gnomic verse with the individualistic values of our world today.