सत्यकामो ह जाबालो जबालां मातरमामन्त्रयांचक्रे ब्रह्मचर्यं भवति विवत्स्यामि किंगोत्रो न्वहमस्मीति ॥ ४.४.१ ॥
satyakāmo ha jābālo jabālāṃ mātaramāmantrayāṃcakre brahmacaryaṃ bhavati vivatsyāmi kiṃgotro nvahamasmīti || 4.4.1 ||
1. Once Satyakāma Jābāla said to his mother Jabālā: ‘Revered mother, I would like to live with a teacher as a celibate student. What is my lineage?’.
Satyakāmaḥ jābālaḥ ha, once Satyakāma Jābāla; jabālām mātaram āmantrayāñcakre, said to his mother Jabālā; brahmacaryam bhavati vivatsyāmi, O revered mother, I want to live as a brahmacārin [with a teacher]; kim gotraḥ nu aham asmi iti, what is my lineage?
To attain Self-realization, one has to practise austerities, study the scriptures, and live a life of self-discipline. The story of Satyakāma illustrates this.