1. 11

    सभाजयन् विशुद्धेन चेतसा तच्चिकीर्षितम् । प्रहृष्यमाणैरसुभिः कर्दमं चेदमभ्यधात् ।। ३-२४-११ ।।

    After worshiping the Supreme Lord with gladdened senses and a pure heart for His intended activities as an incarnation, Brahmā spoke as follows to Kardama and Devahūti. ।। 3-24-11 ।।

  2. 12

    ब्रह्मोवाच त्वया मेऽपचितिस्तात कल्पिता निर्व्यलीकतः । यन्मे सञ्जगृहे वाक्यं भवान् मानद मानयन् ।। ३-२४-१२ ।।

    Lord Brahmā said: My dear son Kardama, since you have completely accepted my instructions without duplicity, showing them proper respect, you have worshiped me properly. Whatever instructions you took from me you have carried out, and thereby you have honored me. ।। 3-24-12 ।।

  3. 13

    एतावत्येव शुश्रूषा कार्या पितरि पुत्रकैः । बाढमित्यनुमन्येत गौरवेण गुरोर्वचः ।। ३-२४-१३ ।।

    Sons ought to render service to their father exactly to this extent. One should obey the command of his father or spiritual master with due deference, saying, “Yes, sir.” ।। 3-24-13 ।।

  4. 14

    इमा दुहितरः सभ्य तव वत्स सुमध्यमाः । सर्गमेतं प्रभावैः स्वैर्बृहयिष्यन्त्यनेकधा ।। ३-२४-१४ ।।

    Lord Brahmā then praised Kardama Muni’s nine daughters, saying: All your thin-waisted daughters are certainly very chaste. I am sure they will increase this creation by their own descendants in various ways. ।। 3-24-14 ।।

  5. 15

    अतस्त्वमृषिमुख्येभ्यो यथाशीलं यथारुचि । आत्मजाः परिदेह्यद्य विस्तृणीहि यशो भुवि ।। ३-२४-१५ ।।

    Therefore, today please give away your daughters to the foremost of the sages, with due regard for the girls’ temperaments and likings, and thereby spread your fame all over the universe. ।। 3-24-15 ।।