मैत्रेयीति होवाच याज्ञवल्क्यः, प्रव्रजिष्यन्वा अरे’हमस्मात्स्थानादस्मि, हन्त तेऽनया कत्यायान्यान्तं करवाणीति ॥ २ ॥
maitreyīti hovāca yājñavalkyaḥ, pravrajiṣyanvā are’hamasmātsthānādasmi, hanta te’nayā katyāyānyāntaṃ karavāṇīti || 2 ||
2. ‘Maitreyī, my dear,’ said Yājñavalkya, ‘I am going to renounce this life for monasticism. Allow me to finish between you and Kātyāyanī.’
He addressed his older wife by name and said, ‘I am going to renounce this householder’s life for monasticism, O Maitreyī. Please permit me. Allow me, if you wish, to finish between you and Kātyāyanī.’ All this has been explained.