1. 36

    मैत्रेय उवाच न वै मुकुन्दस्य पदारविन्दयोः रजोजुषस्तात भवादृशा जनाः । वाञ्छन्ति तद्दास्यमृतेऽर्थमात्मनो यदृच्छया लब्धमनः समृद्धयः ।। ४-९-३६ ।।

    The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, persons like you, who are pure devotees of the lotus feet of Mukunda [the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who can offer liberation] and who are always attached to the honey of His lotus feet, are always satisfied in serving at the lotus feet of the Lord. In any condition of life, such persons remain satisfied, and thus they never ask the Lord for material prosperity. ।। 4-9-36 ।।

  2. 37

    आकर्ण्यात्मजमायान्तं सम्परेत्य यथागतम् । राजा न श्रद्दधे भद्रमभद्रस्य कुतो मम ।। ४-९-३७ ।।

    When King Uttānapāda heard that his son Dhruva was coming back home, as if coming back to life after death, he could not put his faith in this message, for he was doubtful of how it could happen. He considered himself the most wretched, and therefore he thought that it was not possible for him to attain such good fortune. ।। 4-9-37 ।।

  3. 38

    श्रद्धाय वाक्यं देवर्षेर्हर्षवेगेन धर्षितः । वार्ताहर्तुरतिप्रीतो हारं प्रादान्महाधनम् ।। ४-९-३८ ।।

    Although he could not believe the words of the messenger, he had full faith in the word of the great sage Nārada. Thus he was greatly overwhelmed by the news, and he immediately offered the messenger a highly valuable necklace in great satisfaction. ।। 4-9-38 ।।

  4. 39

    सदश्वं रथमारुह्य कार्तस्वरपरिष्कृतम् । ब्राह्मणैः कुलवृद्धैश्च पर्यस्तोऽमात्यबन्धुभिः ।। ४-९-३९ ।।

    Then King Uttānapāda, being very eager to see the face of his lost son, mounted a chariot drawn by excellent horses and bedecked with golden filigree. Taking with him many learned brāhmaṇas, all the elderly personalities of his family, his officers, his ministers and his immediate friends, . ।। 4-9-39 ।।

  5. 40

    शङ्खदुन्दुभिनादेन ब्रह्मघोषेण वेणुभिः । निश्चक्राम पुरात्तूर्णमात्मजाभीक्षणोत्सुकः ।। ४-९-४० ।।

    He immediately left the city. As he proceeded in this parade, there were auspicious sounds of conchshells, kettledrums, flutes, and the chanting of Vedic mantras to indicate all good fortune ।। 4-9-40 ।।