munayo ye dhṛta-vratāḥ
anvaśikṣan vrataṁ tasya
aṣṭāśīti—eighty-eight; sahasrāṇi—thousand; munayaḥ—great saintly persons; ye—those who; dhṛta-vratāḥ—fixed in vows; anvaśikṣan—took instructions; vratam—vows; tasya—from him (Vibhu); kaumāra—who was unmarried; brahmacāriṇaḥ—and fixed in the brahmacārī stage of life.
Vibhu remained a brahmacāri 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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