1. 41

    स विचिन्त्याप्रियं स्त्रीणां जरठोऽयमसन्मतः । वलीपलित एजत्क इत्यहं प्रत्युदाहृतः ।। ९-६-४१ ।।

    Saubhari Muni thought: I am now feeble because of old age. My hair has become grey, my skin is slack, and my head always trembles. Besides, I am a yogī. ।। 9-6-41 ।।

  2. 42

    साधयिष्ये तथाऽऽत्मानं सुरस्त्रीणामपीप्सितम् । किं पुनर्मनुजेन्द्राणामिति व्यवसितः प्रभुः ।। ९-६-४२ ।।

    Therefore women do not like me. Since the King has thus rejected me, I shall reform my body in such a way as to be desirable even to celestial women, what to speak of the daughters of worldly kings. ।। 9-6-42 ।।

  3. 43

    मुनिः प्रवेशितः क्षत्रा कन्यान्तःपुरमृद्धिमत् । वृतः स राजकन्याभिरेकः पञ्चाशता वरः ।। ९-६-४३ ।।

    Thereafter, when Saubhari Muni became quite a young and beautiful person, the messenger of the palace took him inside the residential quarters of the princesses, which were extremely opulent. All fifty princesses then accepted him as their husband, although he was only one man. ।। 9-6-43 ।।

  4. 44

    तासां कलिरभूद्भूयांस्तदर्थेऽपोह्य सौहृदम् । ममानुरूपो नायं व इति तद्गतचेतसाम् ।। ९-६-४४ ।।

    Thereafter, the princesses, being attracted by Saubhari Muni, gave up their sisterly relationship and quarreled among themselves, each one of them contending, “This man is just suitable for me, and not for you.” In this way there ensued a great disagreement. ।। 9-6-44 ।।

  5. 45

    स बह्वृचस्ताभिरपारणीयतपःश्रियानर्घ्यपरिच्छदेषु । गृहेषु नानोपवनामलाम्भःसरःसु सौगन्धिककाननेषु ।। ९-६-४५ ।।

    Because Saubhari Muni was expert in chanting mantras perfectly, his severe austerities resulted in an opulent home, with garments, ornaments, properly dressed and decorated maidservants and manservants, and varieties of parks with clear-water lakes and gardens. In the gardens, fragrant with varieties of flowers, birds chirped and bees hummed, surrounded by professional singers. ।। 9-6-45 ।।