1. 26

    सैषा नूनं व्रजत्यूर्ध्वमनु वैन्यं पतिं सती । पश्यतास्मानतीत्यार्चिर्दुर्विभाव्येन कर्मणा ।। ४-२३-२६ ।।

    The wives of the demigods continued: Just see how this chaste lady, Arci, by dint of her inconceivable pious activities, is still following her husband upward, as far as we can see. ।। 4-23-26 ।।

  2. 27

    तेषां दुरापं किं त्वन्यन्मर्त्यानां भगवत्पदम् । भुवि लोलायुषो ये वै नैष्कर्म्यं साधयन्त्युत ।। ४-२३-२७ ।।

    In this material world, every human being has a short span of life, but those who are engaged in devotional service go back home, back to Godhead, for they are actually on the path of liberation. For such persons, there is nothing which is not available. ।। 4-23-27 ।।

  3. 28

    स वञ्चितो बतात्मध्रुक् कृच्छ्रेण महता भुवि । लब्ध्वाऽऽपवर्ग्यं मानुष्यं विषयेषु विषज्जते ।। ४-२३-२८ ।।

    Any person who engages himself within this material world in performing activities that necessitate great struggle, and who, after obtaining a human form of life — which is a chance to attain liberation from miseries — undertakes the difficult tasks of fruitive activities, must be considered to be cheated and envious of his own self. ।। 4-23-28 ।।

  4. 29

    मैत्रेय उवाच स्तुवतीष्वमरस्त्रीषु पतिलोकं गता वधूः । यं वा आत्मविदां धुर्यो वैन्यः प्रापाच्युताश्रयः ।। ४-२३-२९ ।।

    The great sage Maitreya continued speaking: My dear Vidura, when the wives of the denizens of heaven were thus talking amongst themselves, Queen Arci reached the planet which her husband, Mahārāja Pṛthu, the topmost self-realized soul, had attained. ।। 4-23-29 ।।

  5. 30

    इत्थम्भूतानुभावोऽसौ पृथुः स भगवत्तमः । कीर्तितं तस्य चरितमुद्दामचरितस्य ते ।। ४-२३-३० ।।

    Maitreya continued: The greatest of all devotees, Mahārāja Pṛthu, was very powerful, and his character was liberal, magnificent and magnanimous. Thus I have described him to you as far as possible. ।। 4-23-30 ।।