1. 31

    मुनयः पदवीं यस्य निःसङ्गेनोरुजन्मभिः । न विदुर्मृगयन्तोऽपि तीव्रयोगसमाधिना ।। ४-८-३१ ।।

    Nārada Muni continued: After trying this process for many, many births and remaining unattached to material contamination, placing themselves continually in trance and executing many types of austerities, many mystic yogīs were unable to find the end of the path of God realization. ।। 4-8-31 ।।

  2. 32

    अतो निवर्ततामेष निर्बन्धस्तव निष्फलः । यतिष्यति भवान् काले श्रेयसां समुपस्थिते ।। ४-८-३२ ।।

    For this reason, my dear boy, you should not endeavor for this; it will not be successful. It is better that you go home. When you are grown up, by the mercy of the Lord you will get a chance for these mystic performances. At that time you may execute this function. ।। 4-8-32 ।।

  3. 33

    यस्य यद्दैवविहितं स तेन सुखदुःखयोः । आत्मानं तोषयन् देही तमसः पारमृच्छति ।। ४-८-३३ ।।

    One should try to keep himself satisfied in any condition of life — whether distress or happiness — which is offered by the supreme will. A person who endures in this way is able to cross over the darkness of nescience very easily. ‌।। 4-8-33 ।।

  4. 34

    गुणाधिकान्मुदं लिप्सेदनुक्रोशं गुणाधमात् । मैत्रीं समानादन्विच्छेन्न तापैरभिभूयते ।। ४-८-३४ ।।

    Every man should act like this: when he meets a person more qualified than himself, he should be very pleased; when he meets someone less qualified than himself, he should be compassionate toward him; and when he meets someone equal to himself, he should make friendship with him. In this way one is never affected by the threefold miseries of this material world. ।। 4-8-34 ।।

  5. 35

    ध्रुव उवाच सोऽयं शमो भगवता सुखदुःखहतात्मनाम् । दर्शितः कृपया पुंसां दुर्दर्शोऽस्मद्विधैस्तु यः ।। ४-८-३५ ।।

    Dhruva Mahārāja said: My dear Lord Nāradajī, for a person whose heart is disturbed by the material conditions of happiness and distress, whatever you have so kindly explained for attainment of peace of mind is certainly a very good instruction. But as far as I am concerned, I am covered by ignorance, and this kind of philosophy does not touch my heart. ।। 4-8-35 ।।