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    मैत्रेय उवाच अथ देवगणाः सर्वे रुद्रानीकैः पराजिताः । शूलपट्टिशनिस्त्रिंशगदापरिघमुद्गरैः ।। ४-६-१ ।‌।

    Maitreya said: All the priests and other members of the sacrificial assembly and all the demigods, having been defeated by the soldiers of Lord Śiva and injured by weapons like tridents and swords. ।। 4-6-1 ।‌।

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    सञ्छिन्नभिन्नसर्वाङ्गाः सर्त्विक्सभ्या भयाकुलाः । स्वयम्भुवे नमस्कृत्य कार्त्स्न्येनैतन्न्यवेदयन् ।। ४-६-२ ।।

    All the priests and other members of the sacrificial assembly and all the demigods, approached Lord Brahmā with great fear. After offering him obeisances, they began to speak in detail of all the events which had taken place. ।। 4-6-2 ।।

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    उपलभ्य पुरैवैतद्भगवानब्जसम्भवः । नारायणश्च विश्वात्मा न कस्याध्वरमीयतुः ।। ४-६-३ ।।

    Both Lord Brahmā and Viṣṇu had already known that such events would occur in the sacrificial arena of Dakṣa, and knowing beforehand, they did not go to the sacrifice. ।। 4-6-3 ।।

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    तदाकर्ण्य विभुः प्राह तेजीयसि कृतागसि । क्षेमाय तत्र सा भूयान्न प्रायेण बुभूषताम् ।। ४-६-४ ।।

    When Lord Brahmā heard everything from the demigods and the members who had attended the sacrifice, he replied: You cannot be happy in executing a sacrifice if you blaspheme a great personality and thereby offend his lotus feet. You cannot have happiness in that way. ।। 4-6-4 ।।

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    अथापि यूयं कृतकिल्बिषा भवं ये बर्हिषो भागभाजं परादुः । प्रसादयध्वं परिशुद्धचेतसा क्षिप्रप्रसादं प्रगृहीताङ्घ्रिपद्मम् ।। ४-६-५ ।।

    You have excluded Lord Śiva from taking part in the sacrificial results, and therefore you are all offenders at his lotus feet. Still, if you go without mental reservations and surrender unto him and fall down at his lotus feet, he will be very pleased. ।। 4-6-5 ।।