- imaṁ tu pāśair varuṇasya baddhvā
- nidhehi bhīto na palāyate yathā
- buddhiś ca puṁso vayasārya-sevayā
- yāvad gurur bhārgava āgamiṣyati
imam—this; tu—but; pāśaiḥ—by the ropes; varuṇasya—of the demigod known as Varuṇa; baddhvā—binding; nidhehi—keep (him); bhītaḥ—being afraid; na—not; palāyate—runs away; yathā—so that; buddhiḥ—the intelligence; ca—also; puṁsaḥ—of a man; vayasā—by increase of age; ārya—of experienced, advanced persons; sevayā—by the service; yāvat—until; guruḥ—our spiritual master; bhārgavaḥ—Śukrācārya; āgamiṣyati—will come.
Until the return of our spiritual master, Śukrācārya, arrest this child with the ropes of Varuṇa so that he will not flee in fear. In any case, by the time he is somewhat grown up and has assimilated our instructions or served our spiritual master, he will change in his intelligence. Thus there need be no cause for anxiety.