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    kaścid†† kumāra:†† katipayān†† divasān†† nyagrodhapādapasya

††††††††† some†† youth ††††some-a-few-days†† †††††of-banyan-tree

chāyāyām†† vane†† dhyānam†† ācarya†† tāpasasya

†††††††††† in-shadow-forest†††† meditation††† having-practised†††† of-ascetic

††† alpām†† parṇśālām†† gatvā†† tam†† tāpasam†† avadat/

††††††† small††† leaf-hut†† having-gone†††† to-the ascetic†† said

 

    ††paramam ††mahādevam†† dṛśṭvā†† svargasya†† ānandam†† anvabhavam/

††††††††† foremost†† great-devinehaving-seen†† heavenísjoy†††††† i-experienced

 

    ††ata:†† kim†† adhikena†† dhyānena†† iti/

†††††††††† hence†† what†† with-additional-meditation

 

    ††kaṇam†† eva†† cintayitvā†† tāpasa:†† tam†† pratyavadat/

††††††††† an-instant††† having-contemplated†† ascetic††† him††† replied

 

    ††vastuta:†† paramam†† lokasya†† īśvaram†† na†† dṛṭvā††

††††††††††† actually†† foremost†† of-world ††God††† no†† having-seen

†††††††† svargasya ††ānandamnaanubhūya†† tvam†† dhyānasya

†††††††††††† heavenís†††† joy†† †††††no††† having-experienced†† you††† of-meditation

††† ††††††††madhye ††suptvā†† tāni†† dravyāṇi†† nidrāyām†† eva†† apaśya:/

††††††††††††††† in-middlehaving-slept††† those things†† in-dreams††††† you-saw

 

    ††paramam ††satyam†† durlabham/

†††††††††† foremosttruth††† difficult-to-attain

 

    ††mokasya†† lābha:†† dukara:/

†††††††††† of-liberation†† attainment†† difficult

 

    ††ata:†† nara:†† prabhūtān†† eva†† varṣān†† dhyānam††

†††††††††† hence†† man†† many†††††††††††† years††††† meditate

†††† kartum ††arhatinakatipayān†† divasān†† iti/

††††††††† to-do†† must†††† not††† a-few†††† days

 

    ††tasya ††tāpasasya†† vacanam†† śrutvā†† param†† viādam†† gatvā

†††††††††† the-asceticís††††† words†† having-heard††† highest†† dispair††† having-gone

†† tam ††grāmam†† pratyāgacchat†† yatra†† kulam†† avasat/

†††††† to-the village †††††returned††† ††where†† family†† dwelled

 

    ††sa:†† janakam†† avadat/

†††††††††† the father†††††† said

 

    ††aviratam ††prayatnam†† vinā†† svarga:†† duprāpa:†† iti/

††††††††††† continuouseffort†† without††† heaven††† difficult-to-reach

 

    ††janaka:†† tam†† pratyavadat†† avaśyam eva†† putra/

†††††††††† father††† him†† replied††††††††††† of-course†††††† son

 

    ††tasmāt ††kāraṇāt†† katipayā:†† eva†† tam†† adhigacchanti†† iti//

††††† †††††from-that-reason††† few††††† †††††††††that†††††††† attain