मौनेन साधयत्यर्थं बकवद् दृढनिश्चय: ॥ ३८ ॥
इत्येके विहसन्त्येनमेके दुर्वातयन्ति च ।
तं बबन्धुर्निरुरुधुर्यथा क्रीडनकं द्विजम् ॥ ३९ ॥
dhṛtimān giri-rāḍ iva
maunena sādhayaty arthaṁ
eke durvātayanti ca
taṁ babandhur nirurudhur
yathā krīḍanakaṁ dvijam
aho — just see; eṣaḥ — this person; mahā-sāraḥ — very powerful; dhṛtimān — steadfast; giri-rāṭ — the Himālaya Mountains; iva — just like; maunena — with his vow of silence; sādhayati — he is striving; artham — for his goal; baka-vat — just like a heron; dṛḍha — firm; niścayaḥ — his determination; iti — thus speaking; eke — some; vihasanti — ridicule; enam — him; eke — some; durvātayanti — pass foul air; ca — and; tam — him; babandhuḥ — they bound in chains; nirurudhuḥ — kept captive; yathā — as; krīḍanakam — a pet animal; dvijam — that brāhmaṇa.
Some would ridicule him by saying, “Just see this greatly powerful sage! He is as steadfast as the Himālaya Mountains. By practice of silence he strives for his goal with great determination, just like a heron.” Other persons would pass foul air upon him, and sometimes others would bind this twice-born brāhmaṇa in chains and keep him captive like a pet animal.