1. 31

    साहमेवं गता श्रेष्ठा श्रुतधर्मपरावरा | आर्ये किमवमन्येऽहं स्त्रीणां भर्ता हि दैवतम् || २-३९-३१

    Having heard about the special and ordinary duties of a wife from the most excellent women, how can I, as such, despise my husband, Oh venerable lady? Husband is indeed a deity to women.' [2-39-31]

  2. 32

    सीताया वचनं श्रुत्वा कौशल्या हृदयङ्गमम् | शुद्धसत्त्वा मुमोचाश्रु सहसा दुःखहर्षजम् || २-३९-३२

    Listening to the heart-stirring words of Sita, Kausalya with her heart so pure burst instantaneously into tears of joy and grief. [2-39-32]

  3. 32

    तां प्राञ्जलिरभिक्रम्य मातृमध्येऽतिसत्कृताम् | रामः परमधर्मात्मा मातरं वाक्यमब्रवीत् || २-३९-३३

    Most virtuous Rama approached his mother, that highly revered lady among all his mothers, and with folded hands said : - [2-39-33]

  4. 34

    अम्ब मा दुःखिता भूस्त्वं पश्य त्वं पितरं मम | क्षयो हि वनवासस्य क्षिप्रमेव भविष्यति || २-३९-३४

    Oh ! mother, do not grieve. Look after my father. My stay in the forest will soon come to an end. [2-39-34]

  5. 35

    सुप्तायास्ते गमिष्यन्ति नव वर्षाणि पञ्च च | सा समग्रमिह प्राप्तं मां द्रक्ष्यसि सुहृद्वृतम् || २-३९-३५

    Fourteen years will pass off like a night's sleep. You will see me come home safe and sound, surrounded by my well-wishers.' [2-39-35]