1. 36

    एवं लीलानरवपुर्नृलोकमनुशीलयन् । रेमे गोगोपगोपीनां रमयन् रूपवाक्कृतैः ।। १०-२३-३६ ।।

    Thus the Supreme Lord, appearing like a human being to perform His pastimes, imitated the ways of human society. He enjoyed pleasing His cows, cowherd boyfriends and cowherd girlfriends with His beauty, words and actions. ।। 10-23-36 ।।

  2. 37

    अथानुस्मृत्य विप्रास्ते अन्वतप्यन् कृतागसः । यद्विश्वेश्वरयोर्याच्ञामहन्म नृविडम्बयोः ।। १०-२३-३७ ।।

    The brāhmaṇas then came to their senses and began to feel great remorse. They thought, “We have sinned, for we have denied the request of the two Lords of the universe, who deceptively appeared as ordinary human beings.” ।। 10-23-37 ।।

  3. 38

    दृष्ट्वा स्त्रीणां भगवति कृष्णे भक्तिमलौकिकीम् । आत्मानं च तया हीनमनुतप्ता व्यगर्हयन् ।। १०-२३-३८ ।।

    Taking note of their wives’ pure, transcendental devotion for Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and seeing their own lack of devotion, the brāhmaṇas felt most sorrowful and began to condemn themselves. ।। 10-23-38 ।।

  4. 39

    धिग्जन्म नस्त्रिवृद्विद्यां धिग्व्रतं धिग्बहुज्ञताम् । धिक्कुलं धिक्क्रियादाक्ष्यं विमुखा ये त्वधोक्षजे ।। १०-२३-३९ ।।

    [The brāhmaṇas said:] To hell with our threefold birth, our vow of celibacy and our extensive learning! To hell with our aristocratic background and our expertise in the rituals of sacrifice! These are all condemned because we were inimical to the transcendental Personality of Godhead. ।। 10-23-39 ।।

  5. 40

    नूनं भगवतो माया योगिनामपि मोहिनी । यद्वयं गुरवो नृणां स्वार्थे मुह्यामहे द्विजाः ।। १०-२३-४० ।।

    The illusory potency of the Supreme Lord certainly bewilders even the great mystics, what to speak of us. As brāhmaṇas we are supposed to be the spiritual masters of all classes of men, yet we have been bewildered about our own real interest. ।। 10-23-40 ।।