1. 21

    एवं सदा कर्मकलापमात्मनः परेऽधियज्ञे भगवत्यधोक्षजे । सर्वात्मभावं विदधन्महीमिमां तन्निष्ठविप्राभिहितः शशास ह ।। ९-४-२१ ।।

    In performing his prescribed duties as king, Mahārāja Ambarīṣa always offered the results of his royal activities to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, who is the enjoyer of everything and is beyond the perception of material senses. He certainly took advice from brāhmaṇas who were faithful devotees of the Lord, and thus he ruled the planet earth without difficulty. ।। 9-4-21 ।।

  2. 22

    ईजेऽश्वमेधैरधियज्ञमीश्वरं महाविभूत्योपचिताङ्गदक्षिणैः । ततैर्वसिष्ठासितगौतमादिभिर्धन्वन्यभिस्रोतमसौ सरस्वतीम् ।। ९-४-२२ ।।

    In desert countries where there flowed the river Sarasvatī, Mahārāja Ambarīṣa performed great sacrifices like the aśvamedha-yajña and thus satisfied the master of all yajñas, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Such sacrifices were performed with great opulence and suitable paraphernalia and with contributions of dakṣiṇā to the brāhmaṇas, who were supervised by great personalities like Vasiṣṭha, Asita and Gautama, representing the king, the performer of the sacrifices. ।। 9-4-22 ।।

  3. 23

    यस्य क्रतुषु गीर्वाणैः सदस्या ऋत्विजो जनाः । तुल्यरूपाश्चानिमिषा व्यदृश्यन्त सुवाससः ।। ९-४-२३ ।।

    In the sacrifice arranged by Mahārāja Ambarīṣa, the members of the assembly and the priests [especially hotā, udgātā, brahmā and adhvaryu] were gorgeously dressed, and they all looked exactly like demigods. They eagerly saw to the proper performance of the yajña. ।। 9-4-23 ।।

  4. 24

    स्वर्गो न प्रार्थितो यस्य मनुजैरमरप्रियः । श‍ृण्वद्भिरुपगायद्भिरुत्तमश्लोकचेष्टितम् ।। ९-४-२४ ।।

    The citizens of the state of Mahārāja Ambarīṣa were accustomed to chanting and hearing about the glorious activities of the Personality of Godhead. Thus they never aspired to be elevated to the heavenly planets, which are extremely dear even to the demigods. ।। 9-4-24 ।।

  5. 25

    समर्द्धयन्ति तान् कामाः स्वाराज्यपरिभाविताः । दुर्लभा नापि सिद्धानां मुकुन्दं हृदि पश्यतः ।। ९-४-२५ ।।

    Those who are saturated with the transcendental happiness of rendering service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead are uninterested even in the achievements of great mystics, for such achievements do not enhance the transcendental bliss felt by a devotee who always thinks of Kṛṣṇa within the core of his heart. ।। 9-4-25 ।।