1. 26

    अहो तेजः क्षत्रियाणां मानभङ्गममृष्यताम् । बालोऽप्ययं हृदा धत्ते यत्समातुरसद्वचः ।। ४-८-२६ ।।

    How wonderful are the powerful kṣatriyas! They cannot tolerate even a slight infringement upon their prestige. Just imagine! This boy is only a small child, yet harsh words from his stepmother proved unbearable to him. ।। 4-8-26 ।।

  2. 27

    नारद उवाच नाधुनाप्यवमानं ते सम्मानं वापि पुत्रक । लक्षयामः कुमारस्य सक्तस्य क्रीडनादिषु ।। ४-८-२७ ।।

    The great sage Nārada told Dhruva: My dear boy, you are only a little boy whose attachment is to sports and other frivolities. Why are you so affected by words insulting your honor? ।। 4-8-27 ।।

  3. 28

    विकल्पे विद्यमानेऽपि न ह्यसन्तोषहेतवः । पुंसो मोहमृते भिन्ना यल्लोके निजकर्मभिः ।। ४-८-२८ ।।

    My dear Dhruva, if you feel that your sense of honor has been insulted, you still have no cause for dissatisfaction. This kind of dissatisfaction is another feature of the illusory energy; every living entity is controlled by his previous actions, and therefore there are different varieties of life for enjoying or suffering. ।। 4-8-28 ।।

  4. 29

    परितुष्येत्ततस्तात तावन्मात्रेण पूरुषः । दैवोपसादितं यावद्वीक्ष्येश्वरगतिं बुधः ।। ४-८-२९ ।।

    The process of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is very wonderful. One who is intelligent should accept that process and be satisfied with whatever comes, favorable or unfavorable, by His supreme will. ।। 4-8-29 ।।

  5. 30

    अथ मात्रोपदिष्टेन योगेनावरुरुत्ससि । यत्प्रसादं स वै पुंसां दुराराध्यो मतो मम ।। ४-८-३० ।।

    Now you have decided to undertake the mystic process of meditation under the instruction of your mother, just to achieve the mercy of the Lord, but in my opinion such austerities are not possible for any ordinary man. It is very difficult to satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead. ।। 4-8-30 ।।