1. 26

    सर्वभक्षा द्विजा वृत्त्यै धृतविद्या तपोव्रताः । वित्तदेहेन्द्रियारामा याचका विचरन्त्विह ।। ४-२-२६ ।।

    These brāhmaṇas take to education, austerity and vows only for the purpose of maintaining the body. They shall be devoid of discrimination between what to eat and what not to eat. They will acquire money, begging from door to door, simply for the satisfaction of the body. ।। 4-2-26 ।।

  2. 27

    तस्यैवं ददतः शापं श्रुत्वा द्विजकुलाय वै । भृगुः प्रत्यसृजच्छापं ब्रह्मदण्डं दुरत्ययम् ।। ४-२-२७ ।।

    When all the hereditary brāhmaṇas were thus cursed by Nandīśvara, the sage Bhṛgu, as a reaction, condemned the followers of Lord Śiva with this very strong brahminical curse. ।। 4-2-27 ।।

  3. 28

    भवव्रतधरा ये च ये च तान् समनुव्रताः पाखण्डिनस्ते भवन्तु सच्छास्त्रपरिपन्थिनः ।। ४-२-२८ ।।

    One who takes a vow to satisfy Lord Śiva or who follows such principles will certainly become an atheist and be diverted from transcendental scriptural injunctions. ।। 4-2-28 ।।

  4. 29

    नष्टशौचा मूढधियो जटाभस्मास्थिधारिणः । विशन्तु शिवदीक्षायां यत्र दैवं सुरासवम् ।। ४-२-२९ ।।

    Those who vow to worship Lord Śiva are so foolish that they imitate him by keeping long hair on their heads. When initiated into worship of Lord Śiva, they prefer to live on wine, flesh and other such things. ।। 4-2-29 ।।

  5. 30

    ब्रह्म च ब्राह्मणांश्चैव यद्यूयं परिनिन्दथ । सेतुं विधारणं पुंसामतः पाखण्डमाश्रिताः ।। ४-२-३० ।।

    Bhṛgu Muni continued: Since you blaspheme the Vedas and the brāhmaṇas, who are followers of the Vedic principles, it is understood that you have already taken shelter of the doctrine of atheism. ।। 4-2-30 ।।