O Great Sage, your arrival brings

Story Play (Attakkatha): 
O Great Sage, your arrival brings
great delight to me
Meeting admirable men is the only way
to remove misery and receive blessings
Why the sinless Narada, the great ascetic Vasishta
and sages such as the Sanakas didn’t come?
Lord Brahma is our common father and yet
why did they harbour this feeling? Alas!
If their devotion to Lord Siva is what stops
them from coming to my sacrificial rites,
then so be it — what do I care?
the wicked Siva’s sacrificial due I will not pay.