1. 16

    आत्मस्त्र्यपत्यसुहृदो बलमृद्धकोशमन्तःपुरं परिविहारभुवश्च रम्याः । भूमण्डलं जलधिमेखलमाकलय्य कालोपसृष्टमिति स प्रययौ विशालाम् ।। ४-१२-१६ ।।

    Thus Dhruva Mahārāja, at the end, left his kingdom, which extended all over the earth and was bounded by the great oceans. He considered his body, his wives, his children, his friends, his army, his rich treasury, his very comfortable palaces and his many enjoyable pleasure-grounds to be creations of the illusory energy. Thus in due course of time he retired to the forest in the Himālayas known as Badarikāśrama. ।। 4-12-16 ।।

  2. 17

    तस्यां विशुद्धकरणः शिववार्विगाह्यबद्ध्वाऽऽसनं जितमरुन्मनसाऽऽहृताक्षः । स्थूले दधार भगवत्प्रतिरूप एतद्ध्यायंस्तदव्यवहितो व्यसृजत्समाधौ ।। ४-१२-१७ ।।

    In Badarikāśrama Dhruva Mahārāja’s senses became completely purified because he bathed regularly in the crystal-clear, purified water. He fixed his sitting position and by yogic practice controlled the breathing process and the air of life; in this way his senses were completely withdrawn. Then he concentrated his mind on the arcā-vigraha form of the Lord, which is the exact replica of the Lord and, thus meditating upon Him, entered into complete trance. ।। 4-12-17 ।।

  3. 18

    भक्तिं हरौ भगवति प्रवहन्नजस्रमानन्दबाष्पकलया मुहुरर्द्यमानः । विक्लिद्यमानहृदयः पुलकाचिताङ्गो नात्मानमस्मरदसाविति मुक्तलिङ्गः ।। ४-१२-१८ ।।

    Because of his transcendental bliss, incessant tears flowed from his eyes, his heart melted, and there was shivering and standing of the hairs all over his body. Thus transformed, in a trance of devotional service, Dhruva Mahārāja completely forgot his bodily existence, and thus he immediately became liberated from material bondage. ।। 4-12-18 ।।

  4. 19

    स ददर्श विमानाग्र्यं नभसोऽवतरद्ध्रुवः । विभ्राजयद्दश दिशो राकापतिमिवोदितम् ।। ४-१२-१९ ।।

    As soon as the symptoms of his liberation were manifest, he saw a very beautiful airplane coming down from the sky, as if the brilliant full moon were coming down, illuminating all the ten directions. ।। 4-12-19 ।।

  5. 20

    तत्रानु देवप्रवरौ चतुर्भुजौ श्यामौ किशोरावरुणाम्बुजेक्षणौ । स्थिताववष्टभ्य गदां सुवाससौ किरीटहाराङ्गदचारुकुण्डलौ ।। ४-१२-२० ।।

    Dhruva Mahārāja saw two very beautiful associates of Lord Viṣṇu in the plane. They had four hands and a blackish bodily luster, they were very youthful, and their eyes were just like reddish lotus flowers. They held clubs in their hands, and they were dressed in very attractive garments with helmets and were decorated with necklaces, bracelets and earrings. ।। 4-12-20 ।।