Srimad-Bhagavatam: Canto 1 - Chapter 1 - Verse 48


यै: कोपितं ब्रह्मकुलं राजन्यैरजितात्मभि: ।तत् कुलं प्रदहत्याशु सानुबन्धं शुचार्पितम् ॥ ४८ ॥


yaiḥ kopitaṁ brahma-kulaṁrājanyair ajitātmabhiḥtat kulaṁ pradahaty āśusānubandhaṁ śucārpitam


If the kingly administrative order, being unrestricted in sense control, offends the brāhmaṇa order and enrages them, then the fire of that rage burns up the whole body of the royal family and brings grief upon them all.


The brāhmaṇa order of society, or the spiritually advanced caste or community, and the members of such highly elevated families, were always held in great esteem by the other, subordinate castes, namely the administrative kingly order, the mercantile order and the laborers.