अथ हैनमृषभोऽभ्युवाद सत्यकाम३ इति भगव इति ह प्रतिशुश्राव प्राप्ताः सोम्य सहस्रं स्मः प्रापय न आचार्यकुलम् ॥ ४.५.१ ॥
atha hainamṛṣabho’bhyuvāda satyakāma3 iti bhagava iti ha pratiśuśrāva prāptāḥ somya sahasraṃ smaḥ prāpaya na ācāryakulam || 4.5.1 ||
1. Then a bull called to Satyakāma, saying, ‘O Satyakāma!’ He replied, ‘Yes, lord.’ [The bull then said:] ‘We are now a thousand. Take us to the teacher’s house’.
Atha, then; ha enam ṛṣabhaḥ abhyuvāda iti, a bull called to him [Satyakāma] saying; satyakāma, O Satyakāma; bhagavaḥ iti ha pratiśuśrāva, he replied, ‘Yes, lord’; prāptāḥ somya sahasram smaḥ, we are now a thousand; prāpaya naḥ ācāryakulam, lead us to the teacher’s house.
Vāyu (air) is the presiding deity of the quarters (the directions). Being pleased with Satyakāma for the way he fulfilled his promise to his teacher, Vāyu entered the body of a bull and spoke to Satyakāma in a very heavy voice. Satyakāma recognized the deity, and so he addressed him as ‘lord.’