1. 36

    तं जुगुप्सितकर्माणं नृशंसं निरपत्रपम् । वसुदेवो महाभाग उवाच परिसान्त्वयन् ।। १०-१-३६ ।।

    Wanting to pacify Kaṁsa, who was so cruel and envious that he was shamelessly ready to kill his sister, the great soul Vasudeva, who was to be the father of Kṛṣṇa, spoke to him in the following words. ।। 10-1-36 ।।

  2. 37

    वसुदेव उवाच श्लाघनीयगुणः शूरैर्भवान् भोजयशस्करः । स कथं भगिनीं हन्यात्स्त्रियमुद्वाहपर्वणि ।। १०-१-३७ ।।

    Vasudeva said: My dear brother-in-law Kaṁsa, you are the pride of your family, the Bhoja dynasty, and great heroes praise your qualities. How could such a qualified person as you kill a woman, your own sister, especially on the occasion of her marriage? ।। 10-1-37 ।।

  3. 38

    मृत्युर्जन्मवतां वीर देहेन सह जायते । अद्य वाब्दशतान्ते वा मृत्युर्वै प्राणिनां ध्रुवः ।। १०-१-३८ ।।

    O great hero, one who takes birth is sure to die, for death is born with the body. One may die today or after hundreds of years, but death is sure for every living entity. ।। 10-1-38 ।।

  4. 39

    देहे पञ्चत्वमापन्ने देही कर्मानुगोऽवशः । देहान्तरमनुप्राप्य प्राक्तनं त्यजते वपुः ।। १०-१-३९ ।।

    When the present body turns to dust and is again reduced to five elements — earth, water, fire, air and ether — the proprietor of the body, the living being, automatically receives another body of material elements according to his fruitive activities. When the next body is obtained, he gives up the present body. ।। 10-1-39 ।।

  5. 40

    व्रजंस्तिष्ठन् पदैकेन यथैवैकेन गच्छति । यथा तृणजलूकैवं देही कर्मगतिं गतः ।। १०-१-४० ।।

    Just as a person traveling on the road rests one foot on the ground and then lifts the other, or as a worm on a vegetable transfers itself to one leaf and then gives up the previous one, the conditioned soul takes shelter of another body and then gives up the one he had before. ।। 10-1-40 ।।