1. 16

    वासुदेवकथाप्रश्नः पुरुषांस्त्रीन् पुनाति हि । वक्तारं पृच्छकं श्रोतॄंस्तत्पादसलिलं यथा ।। १०-१-१६ ।।

    The Ganges, emanating from the toe of Lord Viṣṇu, purifies the three worlds, the upper, middle and lower planetary systems. Similarly, when one asks questions about the pastimes and characteristics of Lord Vāsudeva, Kṛṣṇa, three varieties of men are purified: the speaker or preacher, he who inquires, and the people in general who listen. ।। 10-1-16 ।।

  2. 17

    भूमिर्दृप्तनृपव्याजदैत्यानीकशतायुतैः । आक्रान्ता भूरिभारेण ब्रह्माणं शरणं ययौ ।। १०-१-१७ ।।

    Once when mother earth was overburdened by hundreds of thousands of military phalanxes of various conceited demons dressed like kings, she approached Lord Brahmā for relief. ।। 10-1-17 ।।

  3. 18

    गौर्भूत्वाश्रुमुखी खिन्ना क्रन्दन्ती करुणं विभोः । उपस्थितान्तिके तस्मै व्यसनं स्वमवोचत ।। १०-१-१८ ।।

    Mother earth assumed the form of a cow. Very much distressed, with tears in her eyes, she appeared before Lord Brahmā and told him about her misfortune. ।। 10-1-18 ।।

  4. 19

    ब्रह्मा तदुपधार्याथ सह देवैस्तया सह । जगाम सत्रिनयनस्तीरं क्षीरपयोनिधेः ।। १०-१-१९ ।।

    Thereafter, having heard of the distress of mother earth, Lord Brahmā, with mother earth, Lord Śiva and all the other demigods, approached the shore of the Ocean of Milk. ।। 10-1-19 ।।

  5. 20

    तत्र गत्वा जगन्नाथं देवदेवं वृषाकपिम् । पुरुषं पुरुषसूक्तेन उपतस्थे समाहितः ।। १०-१-२० ।।

    After reaching the shore of the Ocean of Milk, the demigods worshiped the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Viṣṇu, the master of the whole universe, the supreme God of all gods, who provides for everyone and diminishes everyone’s suffering. With great attention, they worshiped Lord Viṣṇu, who lies on the Ocean of Milk, by reciting the Vedic mantras known as the Puruṣa-sūkta. ।। 10-1-20 ।।