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    विष्णुर्विरिञ्चो गिरिश इन्द्रो वायुर्यमो रविः । पर्जन्यो धनदः सोमः क्षितिरग्निरपाम्पतिः ।। ४-१४-२६ ।।

    Lord Viṣṇu; Lord Brahmā; Lord Śiva; Lord Indra; Vāyu, the master of air; Yama, the superintendent of death; the sun-god; the director of rainfall; Kuvera, the treasurer; the moon-god; the predominating deity of the earth; Agni, the fire-god; Varuṇa, the lord of waters; ।। 4-14-26 ।।

  2. 27

    एते चान्ये च विबुधाः प्रभवो वरशापयोः । देहे भवन्ति नृपतेः सर्वदेवमयो नृपः ।। ४-१४-२७ ।।

    And all others who are great and competent to bestow benedictions or to curse — all abide in the body of the king. For this reason the king is known as the reservoir of all demigods, who are simply parts and parcels of the king’s body. ।। 4-14-27 ।।

  3. 28

    तस्मान्मां कर्मभिर्विप्रा यजध्वं गतमत्सराः । बलिं च मह्यं हरत मत्तोऽन्यः कोऽग्रभुक् पुमान् ।। ४-१४-२८ ।।

    King Vena continued: For this reason, O brāhmaṇas, you should abandon your envy of me, and by your ritualistic activities you should worship me and offer me all paraphernalia. If you are intelligent, you should know that there is no personality superior to me who can accept the first oblations of all sacrifices. ।। 4-14-28 ।।

  4. 29

    मैत्रेय उवाच इत्थं विपर्ययमतिः पापीयानुत्पथं गतः । अनुनीयमानस्तद्याच्ञां न चक्रे भ्रष्टमङ्गलः ।। ४-१४-२९ ।।

    The great sage Maitreya continued: Thus the King, who became unintelligent due to his sinful life and deviation from the right path, became actually bereft of all good fortune. He could not accept the requests of the great sages, which the sages put before him with great respect, and therefore he was condemned. ।। 4-14-29 ।।

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    इति तेऽसत्कृतास्तेन द्विजाः पण्डितमानिना । भग्नायां भव्ययाच्ञायां तस्मै विदुर चुक्रुधुः ।। ४-१४-३० ।।

    My dear Vidura, all good fortune unto you. The foolish King, who thought himself very learned, thus insulted the great sages, and the sages, being brokenhearted by the King’s words, became very angry at him. ।। 4-14-30 ।।