parikramya giram patim
badham ity amum amantrya
vivesa tapase vanam
maitreyah uvaca—Sri Maitreya said; evam—thus; atma-bhuva—by Brahma; adistah—being so requested; parikramya—by circumambulating; giram—of the Vedas; patim—unto the master; badham—that is right; iti—thus; amum—unto Brahma; amantrya—thus addressing; vivesa—entered into; tapase—for the matter of penance; vanam—into the forest.
Sri Maitreya said: Thus Rudra, having been ordered by Brahma, circumambulated his father, the master of the Vedas. Addressing him with words of assent, he entered the forest to perform austere penances.
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