धर्मः स्वनुष्ठितः पुंसां विष्वक्सेनकथासु यः।
नोत्पादयेद्यदि रतिं श्रम एव हि केवलम्॥८॥

Dharmaḥ svanuṣṭhitaḥ puṁsāṁ viṣvaksenakathāsu yaḥ|
Notpādayedyadi ratiṁ śrama eva hi kevalam||8||

If (yadi) Dharma (dharmaḥ) which (yaḥ) is performed (svanuṣṭhitaḥ) by people (puṁsām) does not (na) produce (utpādayet) fondness (ratim) for the stories (kathāsu) of Viṣvaksena --an epithet of Viṣṇu-- (viṣvak-sena)1, (it is) just (kevalam) hard work and pain (śramaḥ)2 indeed (eva hi)||8||

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धर्मः स्वनुष्ठितः पुंसां विष्वक्सेनकथासु यः।
नोत्पादयेद्यदि रतिं श्रम एव हि केवलम्॥८॥

Dharmaḥ svanuṣṭhitaḥ puṁsāṁ viṣvaksenakathāsu yaḥ|
Notpādayedyadi ratiṁ śrama eva hi kevalam||8||

If (yadi) Dharma (dharmaḥ) which (yaḥ) is performed (svanuṣṭhitaḥ) by people (puṁsām) does not (na) produce (utpādayet) fondness (ratim) for the stories (kathāsu) of Viṣvaksena --an epithet of Viṣṇu-- (viṣvak-sena)1, (it is) just (kevalam) hard work and pain (śramaḥ)2 indeed (eva hi)||8||

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