1. 11

    तस्यानया भगवतः परिकर्मशुद्धसत्त्वात्मनस्तदनुसंस्मरणानुपूर्त्या । ज्ञानं विरक्तिमदभून्निशितेन येन चिच्छेद संशयपदं निजजीवकोशम् ।। ४-२३-११ ।।

    By regularly discharging devotional service, Pṛthu Mahārāja became transcendental in mind and could therefore constantly think of the lotus feet of the Lord. Because of this, he became completely detached and attained perfect knowledge by which he could transcend all doubt. Thus he was freed from the clutches of false ego and the material conception of life. ।। 4-23-11 ।।

  2. 12

    छिन्नान्यधीरधिगतात्मगतिर्निरीहस्तत्तत्यजेऽच्छिनदिदं वयुनेन येन । तावन्न योगगतिभिर्यतिरप्रमत्तो यावद्गदाग्रजकथासु रतिं न कुर्यात् ।। ४-२३-१२ ।।

    When he became completely free from the conception of bodily life, Mahārāja Pṛthu realized Lord Kṛṣṇa sitting in everyone’s heart as the Paramātmā. Being thus able to get all instructions from Him, he gave up all other practices of yoga and jñāna. He was not even interested in the perfection of the yoga and jñāna systems, for he thoroughly realized that devotional service to Kṛṣṇa is the ultimate goal of life and that unless the yogīs and jñānīs become attracted to kṛṣṇa-kathā [narrations about Kṛṣṇa], their illusions concerning existence can never be dispelled. ।। 4-23-12 ।।

  3. 13

    एवं स वीरप्रवरः संयोज्यात्मानमात्मनि । ब्रह्मभूतो दृढं काले तत्याज स्वं कलेवरम् ।। ४-२३-१३ ।।

    In due course of time, when Pṛthu Mahārāja was to give up his body, he fixed his mind firmly upon the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa, and thus, completely situated on the brahma-bhūta platform, he gave up the material body. ।। 4-23-13 ।।

  4. 14

    सम्पीड्य पायुं पार्ष्णिभ्यां वायुमुत्सारयञ्छनैः । नाभ्यां कोष्ठेष्ववस्थाप्य हृदुरःकण्ठशीर्षणि ।। ४-२३-१४ ।।

    When Mahārāja Pṛthu practiced a particular yogic sitting posture, he blocked the door of his anus with his ankles, pressed his right and left calves and gradually raised his life air upward, passing it on to the circle of his navel, up to his heart and throat, and finally pushed it upward to the central position between his two eyebrows. ।। 4-23-14 ।।

  5. 15

    उत्सर्पयंस्तु तं मूर्ध्नि क्रमेणावेश्य निःस्पृहः । वायुं वायौ क्षितौ कायं तेजस्तेजस्ययूयुजत् ।। ४-२३-१५ ।।

    In this way, Pṛthu Mahārāja gradually raised his air of life up to the hole in his skull, whereupon he lost all desire for material existence. Gradually he merged his air of life with the totality of air, his body with the totality of earth, and the fire within his body with the totality of fire. ।। 4-23-15 ।।