1. 41

    अश्नात्यनन्तः खलु तत्त्वकोविदैः श्रद्धाहुतं यन्मुख इज्यनामभिः । न वै तथा चेतनया बहिष्कृते हुताशने पारमहंस्यपर्यगुः ।। ४-२१-४१ ।।

    Although the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Ananta, eats through the fire sacrifices offered in the names of the different demigods, He does not take as much pleasure in eating through fire as He does in accepting offerings through the mouths of learned sages and devotees, for then He does not leave the association of devotees. ।। 4-21-41 ।।

  2. 42

    यद्ब्रह्म नित्यं विरजं सनातनं श्रद्धातपोमङ्गलमौनसंयमैः । समाधिना बिभ्रति हार्थदृष्टये यत्रेदमादर्श इवावभासते ।। ४-२१-४२ ।।

    In brahminical culture a brāhmaṇa’s transcendental position is eternally maintained because the injunctions of the Vedas are accepted with faith, austerity, scriptural conclusions, full sense and mind control, and meditation. In this way the real goal of life is illuminated, just as one’s face is fully reflected in a clear mirror. ।। 4-21-42 ।।

  3. 43

    तेषामहं पादसरोजरेणुमार्यावहेयाधिकिरीटमायुः । यं नित्यदा बिभ्रत आशु पापं नश्यत्यमुं सर्वगुणा भजन्ति ।। ४-२१-४३ ।।

    O respectable personalities present here, I beg the blessings of all of you that I may perpetually carry on my crown the dust of the lotus feet of such brāhmaṇas and Vaiṣṇavas until the end of my life. He who can carry such dust on his head is very soon relieved of all the reactions which arise from sinful life, and eventually he develops all good and desirable qualities. ।। 4-21-43 ।।

  4. 44

    गुणायनं शीलधनं कृतज्ञं वृद्धाश्रयं संवृणतेऽनुसम्पदः । प्रसीदतां ब्रह्मकुलं गवां च जनार्दनः सानुचरश्च मह्यम् ।। ४-२१-४४ ।।

    Whoever acquires the brahminical qualifications — whose only wealth is good behavior, who is grateful, and who takes shelter of experienced persons — gets all the opulence of the world. I therefore wish that the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His associates be pleased with the brāhmaṇa class, with the cows and with me. ।। 4-21-44 ।।

  5. 45

    मैत्रेय उवाच इति ब्रुवाणं नृपतिं पितृदेवद्विजातयः । तुष्टुवुर्हृष्टमनसः साधुवादेन साधवः ।। ४-२१-४५ ।।

    The great sage Maitreya said: After hearing King Pṛthu speak so nicely, all the demigods, the denizens of Pitṛloka, the brāhmaṇas and the saintly persons present at the meeting congratulated him by expressing their good will. ।। 4-21-45 ।।