1. 21

    तस्माद्भद्रे स्वतनयान् मया व्यापादितानपि । मानुशोच यतः सर्वः स्वकृतं विन्दतेऽवशः ।। १०-४-२१ ।।

    My dear sister Devakī, all good fortune unto you. Everyone suffers and enjoys the results of his own work under the control of providence. Therefore, although your sons have unfortunately been killed by me, please do not lament for them. ।। 10-4-21 ।।

  2. 22

    यावद्धतोऽस्मि हन्तास्मीत्यात्मानं मन्यते स्वदृक् । तावत्तदभिमान्यज्ञो बाध्यबाधकतामियात् ।। १०-४-२२ ।।

    In the bodily conception of life, one remains in darkness, without self-realization, thinking, “I am being killed” or “I have killed my enemies.” As long as a foolish person thus considers the self to be the killer or the killed, he continues to be responsible for material obligations, and consequently he suffers the reactions of happiness and distress. ।। 10-4-22 ।।

  3. 23

    क्षमध्वं मम दौरात्म्यं साधवो दीनवत्सलाः । इत्युक्त्वाश्रुमुखः पादौ श्यालः स्वस्रोरथाग्रहीत् ।। १०-४-२३ ।।

    Kaṁsa begged, “My dear sister and brother-in-law, please be merciful to such a poor-hearted person as me, since both of you are saintly persons. Please excuse my atrocities.” Having said this, Kaṁsa fell at the feet of Vasudeva and Devakī, his eyes full of tears of regret. ।। 10-4-23 ।।

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    मोचयामास निगडाद्विश्रब्धः कन्यकागिरा । देवकीं वसुदेवं च दर्शयन्नात्मसौहृदम् ।। १०-४-२४ ।।

    Fully believing in the words of the goddess Durgā, Kaṁsa exhibited his familial affection for Devakī and Vasudeva by immediately releasing them from their iron shackles. ।। 10-4-24 ।।

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    भ्रातुः समनुतप्तस्य क्षान्त्वा रोषं च देवकी । व्यसृजद्वसुदेवश्च प्रहस्य तमुवाच ह ।। १०-४-२५ ।।

    When Devakī saw her brother actually repentant while explaining ordained events, she was relieved of all anger. Similarly, Vasudeva was also free from anger. Smiling, he spoke to Kaṁsa as follows. ।। 10-4-25 ।।