TEXT 1
śrī-śuka uvāca
sa ittham ācaran kāmān
straiṇo ’pahnavam ātmanaḥ
buddhvā priyāyai nirviṇṇo
gāthām etām agāyata
SYNONYMS
śrī-śukaḥ uvāca—Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; saḥMahārāja Yayāti; ittham—in this way; ācaran—behaving; kāmān—in regard to lusty desires; straiṇaḥ—very much attached to woman; apahnavam—counteraction; ātmanaḥ—of his own welfare; buddhvā—understanding with intelligence; priyāyai—unto his beloved wife, Devayānī; nirviṇṇaḥ—disgusted; gāthām—story; etām—this (as follows); agāyata—narrated.
TRANSLATION
Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, Yayāti was very much attached to woman. In due course of time, however, when disgusted with sexual enjoyment and its bad effects, he renounced this way of life and narrated the following story to his beloved wife.

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