munayo ye dhrta-vratah
anvasiksan vratam tasya
astasiti—eighty-eight; sahasrani—thousand; munayah—great saintly persons; ye—those who; dhrta-vratah—fixed in vows; anvasiksan—took instructions; vratam—vows; tasya—from him (Vibhu); kaumara—who was unmarried; brahmacarinah—and fixed in the brahmacari stage of life.
Vibhu remained a brahmacari and never married throughout his life. From him, eighty-eight thousand other saintly persons took lessons on self-control, austerity and similar behavior.
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