1. 36

    किं क्षेमशूरैर्विबुधैरसंयुगविकत्थनैः । रहोजुषा किं हरिणा शम्भुना वा वनौकसा । किमिन्द्रेणाल्पवीर्येण ब्रह्मणा वा तपस्यता ।। १०-४-३६ ।।

    The demigods boast uselessly while away from the battlefield. Only where there is no fighting can they show their prowess. Therefore, from such demigods we have nothing to fear. As for Lord Viṣṇu, He is in seclusion in the core of the hearts of the yogīs. As for Lord Śiva, he has gone to the forest. And as for Lord Brahmā, he is always engaged in austerities and meditation. The other demigods, headed by Indra, are devoid of prowess. Therefore you have nothing to fear. ।। 10-4-36 ।।

  2. 37

    तथापि देवाः सापत्न्यान्नोपेक्ष्या इति मन्महे । ततस्तन्मूलखनने नियुङ्क्ष्वास्माननुव्रतान् ।। १०-४-३७ ।।

    Nonetheless, because of their enmity, our opinion is that the demigods should not be neglected. Therefore, to uproot them completely, engage us in fighting with them, for we are ready to follow you. ।। 10-4-37 ।।

  3. 38

    यथाऽऽमयोऽङ्गे समुपेक्षितो नृभिर्नशक्यते रूढपदश्चिकित्सितुम् । यथेन्द्रियग्राम उपेक्षितस्तथा रिपुर्महान् बद्धबलो न चाल्यते ।। १०-४-३८ ।।

    As a disease, if initially neglected, becomes acute and impossible to cure, or as the senses, if not controlled at first, are impossible to control later, an enemy, if neglected in the beginning, later becomes insurmountable. ।। 10-4-38 ।।

  4. 39

    मूलं हि विष्णुर्देवानां यत्र धर्मः सनातनः । तस्य च ब्रह्मगोविप्रास्तपो यज्ञाः सदक्षिणाः ।। १०-४-३९ ।।

    The foundation of all the demigods is Lord Viṣṇu, who lives and is worshiped wherever there are religious principles, traditional culture, the Vedas, cows, brāhmaṇas, austerities, and sacrifices with proper remuneration. ।। 10-4-39 ।।

  5. 40

    तस्मात्सर्वात्मना राजन् ब्राह्मणान् ब्रह्मवादिनः । तपस्विनो यज्ञशीलान् गाश्च हन्मो हविर्दुघाः ।। १०-४-४० ।।

    O King, we, who are your adherents in all respects, shall therefore kill the Vedic brāhmaṇas, the persons engaged in offering sacrifices and austerities, and the cows that supply milk, from which clarified butter is obtained for the ingredients of sacrifice. ।। 10-4-40 ।।