- tasmāt pati-vratā nāryaḥ
- śreyas-kāmāḥ sumadhyame
- yajante 'nanya-bhāvena
- patim ātmānam īśvaram
tasmāt—therefore; pati-vratāḥ—devoted to the husband; nāryaḥ—women; śreyaḥ-kāmāḥ—conscientious; su-madhyame—O thin-waisted woman; yajante—worship; ananya-bhāvena—with devotion; patim—the husband; ātmānam—the Supersoul; īśvaram—representative of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
My dear wife, whose body is so beautiful, your waist being thin, a conscientious wife should be chaste and should abide by the orders of her husband. She should very devoutly worship her husband as a representative of Vāsudeva.