1. 31

    एष एव हि लोकानां शिवः पन्थाः सनातनः । यं पूर्वे चानुसन्तस्थुर्यत्प्रमाणं जनार्दनः ।। ४-२-३१ ।।

    The Vedas give the eternal regulative principles for auspicious advancement in human civilization which have been rigidly followed in the past. The strong evidence of this principle is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is called Janārdana, the well-wisher of all living entities. ।। 4-2-31 ।।

  2. 32

    तद्ब्रह्म परमं शुद्धं सतां वर्त्म सनातनम् । विगर्ह्य यात पाखण्डं दैवं वो यत्र भूतराट् ।। ४-२-३२ ।।

    By blaspheming the principles of the Vedas, which are the pure and supreme path of the saintly persons, certainly you followers of Bhūtapati, Lord Śiva, will descend to the standard of atheism without a doubt. ।। 4-2-32 ।।

  3. 33

    मैत्रेय उवाच तस्यैवं वदतः शापं भृगोः स भगवान् भवः । निश्चक्राम ततः किञ्चिद्विमना इव सानुगः ।। ४-२-३३ ।।

    The sage Maitreya said: When such cursing and countercursing was going on between Lord Śiva’s followers and the parties of Dakṣa and Bhṛgu, Lord Śiva became very morose. Not saying anything, he left the arena of the sacrifice, followed by his disciples. ।। 4-2-33 ।।

  4. 34

    तेऽपि विश्वसृजः सत्रं सहस्रपरिवत्सरान् । संविधाय महेष्वास यत्रेज्य ऋषभो हरिः ।। ४-२-३४ ।।

    The sage Maitreya continued: O Vidura, all the progenitors of the universal population thus executed a sacrifice for thousands of years, for sacrifice is the best way to worship the Supreme Lord, Hari, the Personality of Godhead. ।। 4-2-34 ।।

  5. 35

    आप्लुत्यावभृथं यत्र गङ्गा यमुनयान्विता । विरजेनात्मना सर्वे स्वं स्वं धाम ययुस्ततः ।। ४-२-३५ ।।

    My dear Vidura, carrier of bows and arrows, all the demigods who were performing the sacrifice took their bath at the confluence of the Ganges and the Yamunā after completing the yajña performance. Such a bath is called avabhṛtha-snāna. After thus becoming purified in heart, they departed for their respective abodes. ।। 4-2-35 ।।