sa evam utsikta-madena vidvisa
drdham pralabdho bhagavan apam patih
rosam samuttham samayan svaya dhiya
vyavocad angopasamam gata vayam
sah—Varuna; evam—thus; utsikta—puffed up; madena—with vanity; vidvisa—by the enemy; drdham—deeply; pralabdhah—mocked; bhagavan—worshipful; apam—of the waters; patih—the lord; rosam—anger; samuttham—sprung up; samayan—controlling; svaya dhiya—by his reason; vyavocat—he replied; anga—O dear one; upasamam—desisting from warfare; gatah—gone; vayam—we.
Thus mocked by an enemy whose vanity knew no bounds, the worshipful lord of the waters waxed angry, but by dint of his reason he managed to curb the anger that had sprung up in him, and he replied: O dear one, we have now desisted from warfare, having grown too old for combat.
As we see, warmongering materialists always create fighting without reason.
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