- parivekṣyamāṇaṁ bhagavān
- vilokyābhakṣyam añjasā
- rājānam aśapat kruddho
- rakṣo hy evaṁ bhaviṣyasi
parivekṣyamāṇam—while examining the eatables; bhagavān—the most powerful; vilokya—when he saw; abhakṣyam—unfit for consumption; añjasā—very easily by his mystic power; rājānam—unto the King; aśapat—cursed; kruddhaḥ—being very angry; rakṣaḥ—a man-eater; hi—indeed; evam—in this way; bhaviṣyasi—you shall become.
While examining the food given to him, Vasiṣṭha Muni, by his mystic power, could understand that it was unfit to eat, being the flesh of a human being. He was very angry at this and immediately cursed Saudāsa to become a man-eater.