||And the learned Sukra becoming a planet and engaged according to the command of the Self-existent in pouring and withholding rain, and in dispensing and remitting calamities, traverses, for sustaining the lives of all the creatures in the three worlds, through the skies.
||O king, this is the divine forest of the Self-existent One, which hath now come to our view.
||On the mighty occasion of that sacrifice, the Self-existent One made a gift of this entire earth with all its hilly and forest tracts, to Kasyapa, by way of gratuity, for ministering as a priest.
||Markandeya replied, Indeed, I shall explain all, after having bowed down to that Self-existent, Primordial Being, who is eternal and undeteriorating and inconceivable, and who is at once vested with and divested of attributes.
||And the vanquisher of Vala then said to Skanda, O foremost of gods, this lady was, even before thy birth, destined to be thy bride by that Self-existent Being
||The Self-existent hath sanctioned such offices for the four orders that having recourse to them each may acquire wealth without being censurable.
|Reference:- Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, translated to English by Kisari Mohan Ganguli; Source of Plain Text: www.sacred-texts.com; Wikified at AncientVoice.