|Canto 4: Creation of the Fourth Order||Chapter 22: Pṛthu Mahārāja's Meeting with the Four Kumāras|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.58
varṣati sma yathā-kāmaḿ
parjanya iva tarpayan
samudra iva durbodhaḥ
varṣati — pouring; sma — used to; yathā-kāmam — as much as one can desire; parjanyaḥ — water; iva — like; tarpayan — pleasing; samudraḥ — the sea; iva — likened; durbodhaḥ — not understandable; sattvena — by existential position; acala — the hills; rāṭ iva — like the king of.
Just as rainfall satisfies everyone's desires, Mahārāja Pṛthu used to satisfy everyone. He was like the sea in that no one could understand his depths, and he was like Meru, the king of hills, in the fixity of his purpose.
Mahārāja Pṛthu used to distribute his mercy to suffering humanity, and it was like rainfall after excessive heat. The ocean is wide and expansive, and it is very difficult to measure its length and breadth; similarly, Pṛthu Mahārāja was so deep and grave that no one could fathom his purposes. The hill known as Meru is fixed in the universe as a universal pivot, and no one can move it an inch from its position; similarly, no one could ever dissuade Mahārāja Pṛthu when he was determined.
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