1. 41

    विप्रा गावश्च वेदाश्च तपः सत्यं दमः शमः । श्रद्धा दया तितिक्षा च क्रतवश्च हरेस्तनूः ।। १०-४-४१ ।।

    The brāhmaṇas, the cows, Vedic knowledge, austerity, truthfulness, control of the mind and senses, faith, mercy, tolerance and sacrifice are the different parts of the body of Lord Viṣṇu, and they are the paraphernalia for a godly civilization. ।। 10-4-41 ।।

  2. 42

    स हि सर्वसुराध्यक्षो ह्यसुरद्विड्गुहाशयः । तन्मूला देवताः सर्वाः सेश्वराः सचतुर्मुखाः । अयं वै तद्वधोपायो यदृषीणां विहिंसनम् ।। १०-४-४२ ।।

    Lord Viṣṇu, the Supersoul within the core of everyone’s heart, is the ultimate enemy of the asuras and is therefore known as asura-dviṭ. He is the leader of all the demigods because all the demigods, including Lord Śiva and Lord Brahmā, exist under His protection. The great saintly persons, sages and Vaiṣṇavas also depend upon Him. To persecute the Vaiṣṇavas, therefore, is the only way to kill Viṣṇu. ।। 10-4-42 ।।

  3. 43

    श्रीशुक उवाच एवं दुर्मन्त्रिभिः कंसः सह सम्मन्त्र्य दुर्मतिः । ब्रह्महिंसां हितं मेने कालपाशावृतोऽसुरः ।। १०-४-४३ ।।

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Thus, having considered the instructions of his bad ministers, Kaṁsa, who was bound by the laws of Yamarāja and devoid of good intelligence because he was a demon, decided to persecute the saintly persons, the brāhmaṇas, as the only way to achieve his own good fortune. ।। 10-4-43 ।।

  4. 44

    सन्दिश्य साधुलोकस्य कदने कदनप्रियान् । कामरूपधरान् दिक्षु दानवान् गृहमाविशत् ।। १०-४-४४ ।।

    These demons, the followers of Kaṁsa, were expert at persecuting others, especially the Vaiṣṇavas, and could assume any form they desired. After giving these demons permission to go everywhere and persecute the saintly persons, Kaṁsa entered his palace. ।। 10-4-44 ।।

  5. 45

    ते वै रजःप्रकृतयस्तमसा मूढचेतसः । सतां विद्वेषमाचेरुरारादागतमृत्यवः ।। १०-४-४५ ।।

    Surcharged with passion and ignorance and not knowing what was good or bad for them, the asuras, for whom impending death was waiting, began the persecution of the saintly persons. ।। 10-4-45 ।।