1. 51

    तत्र पूर्वतरः कश्चित्सखा ब्राह्मण आत्मवान् । सान्त्वयन् वल्गुना साम्ना तामाह रुदतीं प्रभो ।। ४-२८-५१ ।।

    My dear King, one brāhmaṇa, who was an old friend of King Purañjana, came to that place and began to pacify the Queen with sweet words. ।। 4-28-51 ।।

  2. 52

    ब्राह्मण उवाच का त्वं कस्यासि को वायं शयानो यस्य शोचसि । जानासि किं सखायं मां येनाग्रे विचचर्थ ह ।। ४-२८-५२ ।।

    The brāhmaṇa inquired as follows: Who are you? Whose wife or daughter are you? Who is the man lying here? It appears you are lamenting for this dead body. Don’t you recognize Me? I am your eternal friend. You may remember that many times in the past you have consulted Me. ।। 4-28-52 ।।

  3. 53

    अपि स्मरसि चात्मानमविज्ञातसखं सखे । हित्वा मां पदमन्विच्छन् भौमभोगरतो गतः ।। ४-२८-५३ ।।

    The brāhmaṇa continued: My dear friend, even though you cannot immediately recognize Me, can’t you remember that in the past you had a very intimate friend? Unfortunately, you gave up My company and accepted a position as enjoyer of this material world. ।। 4-28-53 ।।

  4. 54

    हंसावहं च त्वं चार्य सखायौ मानसायनौ । अभूतामन्तरा वौकः सहस्रपरिवत्सरान् ।। ४-२८-५४ ।।

    My dear gentle friend, both you and I are exactly like two swans. We live together in the same heart, which is just like the Mānasa Lake. Although we have been living together for many thousands of years, we are still far away from our original home. ।। 4-28-54 ।।

  5. 55

    स त्वं विहाय मां बन्धो गतो ग्राम्यमतिर्महीम् । विचरन् पदमद्राक्षीः कयाचिन्निर्मितं स्त्रिया ।। ४-२८-५५ ।।

    My dear friend, you are now My very same friend. Since you left Me, you have become more and more materialistic, and not seeing Me, you have been traveling in different forms throughout this material world, which was created by some woman. ।। 4-28-55 ।।