अयं हि परमो लाभ उत्तम:श्लोकदर्शनम् ॥ १२ ॥
इति सञ्चिन्त्य मनसा गमनाय मतिं दधे ।
अप्यस्त्युपायनं किञ्चिद् गृहे कल्याणि दीयताम् ॥ १३ ॥
bahuśaḥ prārthito muhuḥ
ayaṁ hi paramo lābha
gamanāya matiṁ dadhe
apy asty upāyanaṁ kiñcid
gṛhe kalyāṇi dīyatām
saḥ — he; evam — in this way; bhāryayā — by his wife; vipraḥ — the brāhmaṇa; bahuśaḥ — profusely; prārthitaḥ — entreated; muhuḥ — over and over; ayam — this; hi — indeed; paramaḥ — the supreme; lābhaḥ — gain; uttamaḥ-śloka — of Lord Kṛṣṇa; darśanam — the sight; iti — so; sañcintya — thinking; manasā — within his mind; gamanāya — to go; matim dadhe — he made his decision; api — whether; asti — there is; upāyanam — gift; kiñcit — some; gṛhe — in the house; kalyāṇi — my good woman; dīyatām — please give.
[Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued:] When his wife thus repeatedly implored him in various ways, the brāhmaṇa thought to himself, “To see Lord Kṛṣṇa is indeed the greatest achievement in life.” Thus he decided to go, but first he told her, “My good wife, if there is anything in the house I can bring as a gift, please give it to me.”
Sudāmā was naturally humble, and thus although at first he was dissatisfied with his wife’s proposal, finally he settled his mind and decided to go. Now the last detail was that he had to take a gift for his friend.