1. 16

    सोत्सृज्य धैर्यं विललाप शोकदावाग्निना दावलतेव बाला । वाक्यं सपत्न्याः स्मरती सरोजश्रिया दृशा बाष्पकलामुवाह ।। ४-८-१६ ।।

    This incident was unbearable to Sunīti’s patience. She began to burn as if in a forest fire, and in her grief she became just like a burnt leaf and so lamented. As she remembered the words of her co-wife, her bright, lotuslike face filled with tears, and thus she spoke. ।। 4-8-16 ।।

  2. 17

    दीर्घं श्वसन्ती वृजिनस्य पारमपश्यती बालकमाह बाला । मामङ्गलं तात परेषु मंस्था भुङ्क्ते जनो यत्परदुःखदस्तत् ।। ४-८-१७ ।।

    She also was breathing very heavily, and she did not know the factual remedy for the painful situation. Not finding any remedy, she said to her son: My dear son, don’t wish for anything inauspicious for others. Anyone who inflicts pains upon others suffers himself from that pain. ।। 4-8-17 ।।

  3. 18

    सत्यं सुरुच्याभिहितं भवान् मे यद्दुर्भगाया उदरे गृहीतः । स्तन्येन वृद्धश्च विलज्जते यां भार्येति वा वोढुमिडस्पतिर्माम् ।। ४-८-१८ ।।

    Sunīti said: My dear boy, whatever has been spoken by Suruci is so, because the King, your father, does not consider me his wife or even his maidservant. He feels ashamed to accept me. Therefore it is a fact that you have taken birth from the womb of an unfortunate woman, and by being fed from her breast you have grown up. ।। 4-8-18 ।।

  4. 19

    आतिष्ठ तत्तात विमत्सरस्त्वमुक्तं समात्रापि यदव्यलीकम् । आराधयाधोक्षजपादपद्मं यदीच्छसेऽध्यासनमुत्तमो यथा ।। ४-८-१९ ।।

    My dear boy, whatever has been spoken by Suruci, your stepmother, although very harsh to hear, is factual. Therefore, if you desire at all to sit on the same throne as your stepbrother, Uttama, then give up your envious attitude and immediately try to execute the instructions of your stepmother. Without further delay, you must engage yourself in worshiping the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. ।। 4-8-19 ।।

  5. 20

    यस्याङ्घ्रिपद्मं परिचर्य विश्वविभावनायात्तगुणाभिपत्तेः । अजोऽध्यतिष्ठत्खलु पारमेष्ठ्यं पदं जितात्मश्वसनाभिवन्द्यम् ।। ४-८-२० ।।

    Sunīti continued: The Supreme Personality of Godhead is so great that simply by worshiping His lotus feet, your great-grandfather, Lord Brahmā, acquired the necessary qualifications to create this universe. Although he is unborn and is the chief of all living creatures, he is situated in that exalted post because of the mercy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whom even great yogīs worship by controlling the mind and regulating the life air [prāṇa]. ।। 4-8-20 ।।