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    श्रीशुक उवाच नाभागो नभगापत्यं यं ततं भ्रातरः कविम् । यविष्ठं व्यभजन् दायं ब्रह्मचारिणमागतम् ।। ९-४-१ ।।

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The son of Nabhaga named Nābhāga lived for a long time at the place of his spiritual master. Therefore, his brothers thought that he was not going to become a gṛhastha and would not return. Consequently, without providing a share for him, they divided the property of their father among themselves. When Nābhāga returned from the place of his spiritual master, they gave him their father as his share. ।। 9-4-1 ।।

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    भ्रातरोऽभाङ्क्त किं मह्यं भजाम पितरं तव । त्वां ममार्यास्तताभाङ्क्षुर्मा पुत्रक तदादृथाः ।। ९-४-२ ।।

    Nābhāga inquired, “My dear brothers, what have you given to me as my share of our father’s property?” His elder brothers answered, “We have kept our father as your share.” But when Nābhāga went to his father and said, “My dear father, my elder brothers have given you as my share of property,” the father replied, “My dear son, do not rely upon their cheating words. I am not your property.” ।। 9-4-2 ।।

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    इमे अङ्गिरसः सत्रमासतेऽद्य सुमेधसः । षष्ठं षष्ठमुपेत्याहः कवे मुह्यन्ति कर्मणि ।। ९-४-३ ।।

    Nābhāga’s father said: All the descendants of Aṅgirā are now going to perform a great sacrifice, but although they are very intelligent, on every sixth day they will be bewildered in performing sacrifice and will make mistakes in their daily duties. ।। 9-4-3 ।।

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    तांस्त्वं शंसय सूक्ते द्वे वैश्वदेवे महात्मनः । ते स्वर्यन्तो धनं सत्रपरिशेषितमात्मनः ।। ९-४-४ ।।

    Nābhāga’s father continued: “Go to those great souls and describe two Vedic hymns pertaining to Vaiśvadeva. When the great sages have completed the sacrifice and are going to the heavenly planets, they will give you the remnants of the money they have received from the sacrifice. ।। 9-4-4 ।।

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    दास्यन्ति तेऽथ तान् गच्छ तथा स कृतवान् यथा । तस्मै दत्त्वा ययुः स्वर्गं ते सत्रपरिशेषितम् ।। ९-४-५ ।।

    Therefore, go there immediately.” Thus Nābhāga acted exactly according to the advice of his father, and the great sages of the Aṅgirā dynasty gave him all their wealth and then went to the heavenly planets. ।। 9-4-5 ।।