1. 6

    ज्ञात्वाज्ञात्वा च कर्माणि जनोऽयमनुतिष्ठति । विदुषः कर्मसिद्धिः स्यात्तथा नाविदुषो भवेत् ।। १०-२४-६ ।।

    When people in this world perform activities, sometimes they understand what they are doing and sometimes they don’t. Those who know what they are doing achieve success in their work, whereas ignorant people do not. ।। 10-24-6 ।।

  2. 7

    तत्र तावत्क्रियायोगो भवतां किं विचारितः । अथ वा लौकिकस्तन्मे पृच्छतः साधु भण्यताम् ।। १०-२४-७ ।।

    Such being the case, this ritualistic endeavor of yours should be clearly explained to Me. Is it a ceremony based on scriptural injunction, or simply a custom of ordinary society? ।। 10-24-7 ।।

  3. 8

    नन्द उवाच पर्जन्यो भगवानिन्द्रो मेघास्तस्यात्ममूर्तयः । तेऽभिवर्षन्ति भूतानां प्रीणनं जीवनं पयः ।। १०-२४-८ ।।

    Nanda Mahārāja replied: The great Lord Indra is the controller of the rain. The clouds are his personal representatives, and they directly provide rainwater, which gives happiness and sustenance to all creatures. ।। 10-24-8 ।।

  4. 9

    तं तात वयमन्ये च वार्मुचां पतिमीश्वरम् । द्रव्यैस्तद्रेतसा सिद्धैर्यजन्ते क्रतुभिर्नराः ।। १०-२४-९ ।।

    Not only we, my dear son, but also many other men worship him, the lord and master of the rain-giving clouds. We offer him grain and other paraphernalia of worship produced through his own discharge in the form of rain. ।। 10-24-9 ।।

  5. 10

    तच्छेषेणोपजीवन्ति त्रिवर्गफलहेतवे । पुंसां पुरुषकाराणां पर्जन्यः फलभावनः ।। १०-२४-१० ।।

    By accepting the remnants of sacrifices performed to Indra, people sustain their lives and accomplish the threefold aims of religiosity, economic development and sense gratification. Thus Lord Indra is the agent responsible for the fruitive success of industrious people. ।। 10-24-10 ।।