Prayer to Nrishingha Bhagawan by Prahaladji


A`m` - 9
ZmaXOr H$hVo h {H$ O~ ~m, eH$a Ama g^r XodJU Zqgh ^JdmZ Ho$ H$moYmdoe H$mo emV Z H$a gHo$ V~ ~mOr Zo mXOr H$mo `h H$hH$a ^oOm {H$ "Vwhmao {nVm na hr ^JdmZ Hw${nV hE h, Bg{b`o A~ Vwht CZHo$ nmg OmH$a Ch| emV H$amo& ndr na gm>mJ bmoQ>o hE Zh| ~mbH$ mX H$mo XoIH$a ^JdmZ H$m X` X`m go ^a CR>m&
~mX`: gwaJUm _wZ`mo@W {gm:
gdH$VmZ_V`mo dMgm dmh:&
Zmam{YVw nwJwUaYwZm{n {nw:
qH$ Vmow>_h{V g _o h[aJOmVo:&& 8&&
^md g_m{Y go d` EH$mJ hE _Z Ho$ mam mXOr Zo ^JdmZ Ho$ JwUm| H$m {MVZ H$aVo hE o_ JX dmUr go Bg H$ma Vw{V H$s&
mXOr Zo H$hm --- ~m Am{X XodVm, F${f-_w{Z Ama {g nwfm| H$s ~w{ {ZaVa gdJwU _| hr pWV ahVr h& {\$a ^r do AnZr Ymam-dmh Vw{V Ama AnZo {d{dY JwUm| go AmnH$mo A~VH$ ^r gVw> Zht H$a gHo&$ {\$a _ Vmo Kmoa Agwa Om{V _| Cn hAm h ! `m Amn _wPgo gVw> hmo gH$Vo h&& 8&&

Prahlada Maharaja prayed : How is it possible for me, who have been born in a family of asuras, to offer suitable prayers to satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead ? Even until now, all the demigods, headed by Lord Brahma, and all the saintly persons, could not satisfy the Lord by streams of excellent words, although such persons are very qualified, being in the mode of goodness. Then what is to be said of me ? I am not at all qualified. [8]

_`o YZm{^OZ$nVn:lwVmO-
ZmamYZm` {h ^dpV na` nwgmo
^`m VwVmof ^JdmJO`yWnm`&& 9&&
_ g_PVm h {H$ YZ, Hw$brZVm, $n, Vn, {dm, AmoO, VoO, ^md, ~b, nmf, ~w{ Ama `moJ --- `o g^r JwU na_nwf ^JdmZ H$mo gVw> H$aZo _| g_W Zht h --- naVw ^{$ go Vmo ^JdmZ JOo na ^r gVw> hmo J`o Wo&& 9&&

Prahlada Maharaja continued : One may possess wealth, an aristocratic family, beauty, austerity, education, sensory expertise, luster, influence, physical strength, diligence, intelligence and mystic yogic power, but I think that even by all these qualifications one cannot satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead. However, one can satisfy the Lord simply by devotional service. Gajendra did this, and thus the Lord was satisfied with him. [9]

{dmX {fSJwU`wVmXa{dXZm^-
nmXma{dX{d_wImN>nM d[a>&
_`o VX{nV_ZmodMZo{hVmW-
mU nwZm{V g Hw$b Z Vw ^y[a_mZ:&& 10&&
_oar g_P go Bg ~mah JwUm| go `w$ ~mU ^r `{X ^JdmZ H$_b Zm^ Ho$ MaU-H$_bm| go {d_wI hmo Vmo Cggo dh MmS>mb lo> h, {OgZo AnZo _Z, dMZ, H$_, YZ Ama mU ^JdmZ Ho$ MaUm| _| g_{nV H$a aIo h; `m|{H$ dh MmS>mb Vmo AnZo Hw$b VH$ H$mo n{d H$a XoVm h Ama ~S>nZ H$m A{^_mZ aIZodmbm dh ~mU AnZo H$mo ^r n{d Zht H$a gH$Vm&& 10&&

If a Brahmana has all twelve of the brahminical qualifications [as they are stated in the book called Sanat-sujata] but is not a devotee and is averse to the lotus feet of the Lord, he is certainly lower than a devotee who is a dog-eater but who has dedicated everything-mind, words, activities, wealth and life-to the Supreme Lord. Such a devotee is better than such a brahmana because the devotee can purify his whole family, whereas the so-called brahmana in a position of false prestige cannot purify even himself. [10]

Zdm_Z: ^wa` {ZObm^nyUm}
_mZ OZmX{dXwf: H$Umo dUrVo&
`X `mZmo ^JdVo {dXYrV _mZ
Vm_Zo {V_wI` `Wm _wIlr:&& 11&&
gde{$_mZ ^w AnZo d$n Ho$ gmjmH$ma go hr n[anyU h& Ch| AnZo {b`o jw nwfm| go nyOm JhU H$aZo H$s Amd`H$Vm Zht h& do H$Umde hr ^mobo ^$m| Ho$ {hV Ho$ {b`o CZHo$ mam H$s hB nyOm drH$ma H$a boVo h& Ogo AnZo _wIH$m gmX` XnU _| XrIZo dmbo {V{~~ H$mo ^r gwXa ~Zm XoVm h, dgo hr ^$ ^JdmZ Ho$ {V Omo-Omo g_mZ JQ> H$aVm h, dh Cgo hr m hmoVm h&& 11&&

The Supreme Lord, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is always fully satisfied in Himself. Therefore when something is offered to Him, the offering, by the Lord's mercy, is for the benefit of the devotee, for the Lord does not need service from anyone. To give an example, if one's face is decorated, the reflection of one's face in a mirror is also seen to be decorated. [11] 

V_mXh {dJV{dbd Ba`
gdm_Zm _{h JUm{_ `Wm_Zrf&
ZrMmo@O`m JwU{dgJ_Zw{d>:
ny`oV `oZ {h nw_mZZwd{UVoZ&& 12&&
Bg{b`o gdWm A`mo` Ama AZ{YH$mar hmoZo na ^r _ {~Zm {H$gr eH$m Ho$ AnZr ~w{ Ho$ AZwgma g~ H$ma go ^JdmZ H$s _{h_m H$m dUZ H$a ahm h& Bg _{h_m Ho$ JmZ H$m hr Eogm ^md h {H$ A{dmde ggma-MH$ _| nS>m hAm Ord VH$mb n{d hmo OmVm h&& 12&&

Therefore, although I was born in a demoniac family, I may without a doubt offer prayers to the Lord with full endeavor, as far as my intelligence allows. Anyone who has been forced by ignorance to enter the material world may be purified of material life if he offers prayers to the Lord and hears the Lord's glories. [12]

gd} _r {d{YH$amVd gdYmZmo
~mX`mo d`{_doe Z Mmo{OV:&
jo_m` ^yV` CVm_gwIm` Mm`
{dH$s{S>V ^JdVmo {MamdVma:&& 13&&
^JdZ ! Amn gdJwU Ho$ Aml` h& `o ~m Am{X g^r XodVm AmnHo$ AmkmH$mar ^$ h& `o h_ X`m| H$s Vah Amngo of Zht H$aVo& ^mo ! Amn ~S>o-~S>o gwXa-gwXa AdVma JhU H$aHo$ Bg OJV Ho$ H$`mU Ama A`wX` Ho$ {b`o VWm Cgo Am_mZX H$s m{ H$amZo Ho$ {b`o AZoH$m| H$ma H$s brbmE H$aVo h&& 13&&

O my Lord, all the demigods, headed by Lord Brahma, are sincere servants of Your Lordship, who are situated in a transcendental position. Therefore they are not like us [Prahlada and his father, the demon Hiranyakasipu]. Your appearance in this fearsome form is Your pastime for Your own pleasure. Such an incarnation is always meant for the protection and improvement of the universe. [13]

VX `N> _`w_gwaM hVd`m
_moXoV gmYwa{n dpMH$gnh`m&
bmoH$mM {Zd{V{_Vm: {V`pV gd}
$n Zqgh {d^`m` OZm: _apV&& 14&&
{Og Agwa H$mo _maZo Ho$ {b`o AmnZo H$moY {H$`m Wm, dh _mam Om MwH$m& A~ Amn AnZm H$moY emV H$s{O`o& Ogo {~Ny> Ama gmn H$s _`w go gmZ ^r gwIr hr hmoVo h, dgo hr Bg X` Ho$ ghma go g^r bmoJm| H$mo ~S>m gwI {_bm h& A~ g~ AmnHo$ emV d$n Ho$ XeZ H$s ~mQ> Omoh aho h& ZqghXod ! ^`go _w$ hmoZo Ho$ {b`o ^$OZ AmnHo$ Bg $n H$m _aU H$a|Jo&& 14&&

My Lord Nrsinhadeva, please, therefore, cease Your anger now that my father, the great demon Hiranyakasipu, has been killed. Since even saintly persons take pleasure in the killing of a scorpion or a snake, all the worlds have achieved great satisfaction because of the death of this demon. Now they are confident of their happiness, and they will always remember Your auspicious incarnation in order to be free from fear. [14]

Zmh {~^o`{OV Vo@{V^`mZH$m`-
{OmH$Zo^wHw$Q>ra^gmoJX>mV &
AmO: jVOHo$gaeHw$H$Um-
{mX^rV{X{J^mX[a{^ImJm˟&& 15&&
na_m_Z ! AmnH$m _wI ~S>m ^`mdZm h& AmnH$s Or^ bnbnm ahr h& AmI| gy` Ho$ g_mZ h& ^mh| MT>r hB h& ~S>r nZr XmT>| h& AmVm| H$s _mbm, IyZ go bWnW JaXZ Ho$ ~mb, ~N>} H$s Vah grYo IS>o H$mZ Ama {XJOm| H$mo ^r ^`^rV H$a XoZodmbm qghZmX Ed ewAm| H$mo \$mS> S>mbZo dmbo AmnHo$ BZ ZIm| H$mo XoIH$a _ V{ZH$ ^r ^`^rV Zht hAm h&& 15&&

My Lord, who are never conquered by anyone, I am certainly not afraid of Your ferocious mouth and tongue, Your eyes bright like the sun or Your frowning eyebrows. I do not fear Your sharp, pinching teeth, Your garland of intestines, Your mane soaked with blood, or Your high, wedgelike ears. Nor do I fear Your tumultuous roaring, which makes elephants flee to distant places, or Your nails, which are meant to kill Your enemies. [15]

Vmo@`h H$nUdgb Xw:ghmoJ-
ggmaMH$H$XZmX JgVm UrV:&
~: dH$_{^em_ Vo@[_yb
rVmo@ndJeaU `go H$Xm Zw&& 16&&
XrZ~Ymo ! _ ^`^rV h Vmo Ho$db Bg Ag Ama CJ ggma-MH$ _| {ngZo go& _ AnZo H$_nmem| go ~Y H$a BZ ^`H$a OVwAm| Ho$ ~rM _| S>mb {X`m J`m h& _oao dm_r ! Amn g hmoH$a _wPo H$~ AnZo CZ MaU-H$_bm| _| ~wbm`|Jo, Omo g_V Ordm| H$s EH$_m eaU Ama _moj-d$n h?&& 16&&

O most powerful, insurmountable Lord, who are kind to the fallen souls, I have been put into the association of demons as a result of my activities, and therefore I am very much afraid of my condition of life within this material world. When will that moment come when You will call me to the shelter of Your lotus feet, which are the ultimate goal for liberation from conditional life ? [16]

`_mV {`m{`{d`moJg`moJO_-
emoH$m{Zm gH$b`mo{Zfw X_mZ:&
Xw:ImfY VX{n Xw:I_V{`mh
^y_^_m{_ dX _o Vd Xm``moJ&& 17&&
AZV ! _ {OZ-{OZ `mo{Z`m| _| J`m, CZ g^r `mo{Z`m| _| {` Ho$ {d`moJ Ama A{` Ho$ g`moJ go hmoZodmbo emoH$ H$s AmJ _| PwbgVm ahm& CZ Xw:Im| H$mo {_Q>mZo H$s Omo Xdm h, dh ^r Xw:I$n hr h& _ Z OmZo H$~ go AnZo go A{V[a$ dVwAm| H$mo Am_m g_PH$a BYa-CYa ^Q>H$ ahm h& A~ Amn Eogm gmYZ ~VbmB`o {Oggo {H$ AmnH$s godm-^{$ m H$a gHy&&$ 17&&

O great one, O Supreme Lord, because of combination with pleasing and displeasing circumstances and because of separation from them, one is placed in a most regrettable position, within heavenly or hellish planets, as if burning in a fire of lamentation. Although there are many remedies by which to get out of miserable life, any such remedies in the material world are more miserable than the miseries themselves. Therefore I think that the only remedy is to engage in Your service. Kindly instruct me in such service. [17]

gmo@h {`` gwX: naXodVm`m
brbmH$WmVd Zqgh {d[a#mJrVm:&
XwJm{U Vo nX`wJmb`hggJ:&& 18&&
^mo ! Amn h_mao {` h& AhVwH$ {hVfr gwX h& Amn hr dmVd _| g~Ho$ na_mam` h& _ ~mOr Ho$ mam Jm`r hB AmnH$s brbm-H$WmAm| H$m JmZ H$aVm hAm ~S>r gwJ_Vm go amJm{X mH$V JwUm| go _w$ hmoH$a Bg ggma H$s H${R>ZmB`m| H$mo nma H$a OmD$Jm; `m|{H$ AmnHo$ MaU-`wJbm| _| ahZo dmbo ^$ na_hg _hm_mAm| H$m gJ Vmo _wPo {_bVm hr ahoJm&& 18&&

O my Lord Nrsimhadeva, by engaging in Your transcendental loving service in the association of devotees who are liberated souls [hamsas], I shall become completely uncontaminated by the association of the three modes of material nature and be able to chant the glories of Your Lordship, who are so dear to me. I shall chant Your glories, following exactly in the footsteps of Lord Brahma and his disciple succession. In this way I shall undoubtedly be able to cross the ocean of nescience. [18]

~mb` Zoh eaU {nVam Zqgh
ZmV` MmJX_wXd{V _mVmo Zm:&
V` V{V{d{Y` BhmOgo>-
VmdX {d^mo VZw^Vm dXwno{jVmZm&& 19&&
^JdZ Zqgh ! Bg bmoH$ _| Xw:Ir Ordm| H$m Xw:I {_Q>mZo Ho$ {b`o Omo Cnm` _mZm OmVm h, dh AmnHo$ Cnojm H$aZo na EH$ jU Ho$ {b`o hr hmoVm h& `hm VH$ {H$ _m-~mn ~mbH$ H$s ajm Zht H$a gH$Vo, Amf{Y amoJ Zht {_Q>m gH$Vr Ama g_w _| Sy>~Vo hE H$mo ZmH$m Zht ~Mm gH$Vr&& 19&& 

Whatever remedies they accept, although perhaps temporarily beneficial, are certainly impermanent. For example, a father and mother cannot protect their child, a physician and medicine cannot relieve a suffering patient, and a boat on the ocean cannot protect a drowning man. [19]

`p_`Vmo `{h `oZ M `` `_mX
`_ `Wm `XwV `dna: namo dm&
^md: H$amo{V {dH$amo{V nWd^md:
g#mmo{XVVX{Ib ^dV: d$n&& 20&&
gdm{X JwUm|Ho$ H$maU {^-{^ d^md Ho$ {OVZo ^r ~m{X lo> Ama H$mbm{X H${Z> H$Vm h, CZH$mo o[aV H$aZodmbo Amn hr h& do AmnH$s oaUm go {Og AmYma _| pWV hmoH$a {Og {Z{_m go {OZ {_>r Am{X CnH$aUm| go {Og g_` {OZ gmYZm| Ho$ mam {Og A> Am{X H$s ghm`Vm go {Og `moOZ Ho$ Co` go {Og {d{Y go Omo Hw$N> Cn H$aVo h `m $nmV[aV H$aVo h, do g~ Ama dh g~ AmnH$m hr d$n h&& 20&&

My dear Lord, everyone in this material world is under the modes of material nature, being influenced by goodness, passion and ignorance. Everyonefrom the greatest personality, Lord Brahma, down to the small antworks under the influence of these modes. Therefore everyone in this material world is influenced by Your energy. The cause for which they work, the place where they work, the time when they work, the matter due to which they work, the goal of life they have considered final, and the process for obtaining this goal-all are nothing but manifestations of Your energy. Indeed, since the energy and energetic are identical, all of them are but manifestations of You. [20]

_m`m _Z: gO{V H$__` ~br`:
H$mboZ Mmo{XVJwUmZw_VoZ nwg:&
N>Xmo_` `XO`m{nVfmoS>ema
ggmaMH$_O H$mo@{VVaoV dX`:&& 21&&
nwf H$s AZw_{V go H$mb Ho$ mam JwUm| _| jmo^ hmoZo na _m`m _Z:YmZ qbJ eara H$m {Z_mU H$aVr h& `h qbJeara ~bdmZ, H$__` Ed AZoH$ Zm_ $nm| _| Amg$-N>Xmo_` h& `hr A{dm Ho$ mam H$pnV _Z, Xg Bp` Ama nmM V_mm --- BZ gmobh {dH$ma$n Aam| go `w$ ggmaMH$ h& O_a{hV ^mo ! Amngo {^ ah H$a Eogm H$mZ nwf h, Omo Bg _Z$n ggmaMH$ H$mo nma H$a Om` ?&& 21&&

O Lord, O supreme eternal, by expanding Your plenary portion You have created the subtle bodies of the living entities through the agency of Your external energy, which is agitated by time. Thus the mind entraps the living entity in unlimited varieties of desires to be fulfilled by the Vedic directions of karma-kanda [fruitive activity] and the sixteen elements. Who can get free from this entanglement unless he takes shelter at Your lotus feet ? [21]

g d {h {Z`{d{OVm_JwU: dYmZm
H$mbmo derH$V{dg`{dgJe{$:&
MHo$ {dg>_O`oa fmoS>emao
{ZnrS>_mZ_wnH$f {d^mo n&& 22&&
gde{$_mZ ^mo ! _m`m Bg gmobh Aam|dmbo ggma-MH$ _| S>mb H$a BI Ho$ g_mZ _wPo noa ahr h& Amn AnZr MV`-e{$ go ~w{ Ho$ g_V JwUm| H$mo gdXm nam{OV aIVo h Ama H$mb$n go gnyU gm` Ama gmYZm| H$mo AnZo AYrZ aIVo h& _ AmnH$s eaU _| Am`m h& Amn _wPo Bggo ~Mm H$a AnZr g{{Y _| ItM br{O`o&& 22&&

My dear Lord, O supreme great, You have created this material world of sixteen constituents, but You are transcendental to their material qualities. In other words, these material qualities are under Your full control, and You are never conquered by them. Therefore the time element is Your representation. My Lord, O Supreme, no one can conquer You. As for me, however, I am being crushed by the wheel of time, and therefore I surrender fully unto You. Now kindly take me under the protection of Your lotus feet. [22]

>m _`m {X{d {d^mo@{Ib{Y`nmZm-
_m`w: {l`mo {d^d BN>{V `mOZmo@`&
`o@_pnVw: Hw${nVhmg{dOp^V^y-
{d\y${OVoZ bw{bVm: g Vw Vo {ZaV:&& 23&&
^JdZ ! {OZHo$ {b`o ggmarbmoJ ~S>o bmbm{`V ahVo h, dJ _| {_bZodmbr g_V bmoH$nmbm| H$s dh Am`w, b_r Ama Eo` _Zo Iy~ XoI {b`o& {Og g_` _oao {nVm V{ZH$ H$moY H$aHo$ hgVo Wo Ama Cggo CZH$s ^mh| WmoS>r Q>|T>r hmo OmVr Wt, V~ Cg dJ H$s gn{m`m| Ho$ {b`o H$ht {R>H$mZm Zht ah OmVm Wm, do bwQ>Vr {\$aVr Wt& {H$Vw AmnZo _oao CZ {nVm H$mo ^r _ma S>mbm&& 23&&

My dear Lord, people in general want to be elevated to the higher planetary systems for a long duration of life, opulence and enjoyment, but I have seen all of these through the activities of my father. When my father was angry and he laughed sarcastically at the demigods, they were immediately vanquished simply by seeing the movements of his eyebrows. Yet my father, who was so powerful, has now been vanquished by You within a moment. [23]

Am`w: {l` {d^d_p`_m{d[a#mm˟&
ZoN>m{_ Vo {dbw{bVmZw{dH$_oU
H$mbm_ZmonZ` _m {ZO^`nm&& 24&&
Bg{b`o _ ~bmoH$ VH$ H$s Am`w, b_r, Eo` Ama do Bp`^moJ, {Oh| ggma Ho$ mUr Mmhm H$aVo h, Zht MmhVm; `m|{H$ _ OmZVm h {H$ A`V e{$embr H$mb H$m $n YmaU H$aHo$ AmnZo Ch| Jg aIm h& Bg{b`o _wPo Amn AnZo Xmgm| H$s g{{Y _| bo M{b`o&& 24&&

My dear Lord, now I have complete experience concerning the worldly opulence, mystic power, longevity and other material pleasures enjoyed by all living entities, from Lord Brahma down to the ant. As powerful time, You destroy them all. Therefore, because of my experience, I do not wish to possess them, My dear Lord, I request You to place me in touch with Your pure devotee and let me serve him as a sincere servant. [24]

Hw$m{ef: lw{VgwIm _JVpU$nm:
o$X H$boda_eofOm {damoh:&
{Z{dVo Z Vw OZmo `Xnr{V {dmZ
H$m_mZb _Ywbd: e_`Xwamn:&& 25&&
{df`^moJ H$s ~mV| gwZZo _| hr AN>r bJVr h, dmVd _| do _JVUm Ho$ Ob Ho$ g_mZ {ZVmV Ag` h Ama `h eara ^r, {Oggo do ^moJ ^moJo OmVo h, AJ{UV amoJm| H$m C_-WmZ h& H$hm do {_`m {df`^moJ Ama H$hm `h amoJ`w$ eara ! BZ XmoZm| H$s jU^JwaVm Ama AgmaVm OmZ H$a ^r _Zw` BZgo {da$ Zht hmoVm& dh H${R>ZmB go m hmoZo dmbo ^moJ Ho$ Zh|-Zh| _Yw{dXwAm| go AnZr H$m_Zm H$s AmJ ~wPmZo H$s Mo>m H$aVm h !&& 25&&

In this material world, every living entity desires some future happiness, which is exactly like a mirage in the desert. Where is water in the desert, or, in other words, where is happiness in this material world ? As for this body, what is its value ? It is merely a source of various diseases. The so-called philosophers, scientists and politicians know this very well, but nonetheless they aspire for temporary happiness. Happiness is very difficult to obtain, but because they are unable to control their senses, they run after the so-called happiness of the material world and never come to the right conclusion. [25]

$mh aO:^d Be V_mo@{YHo$@p_Z
OmV: gwaoVaHw$bo $ VdmZwH$nm&
Z ~Umo Z Vw ^d` Z d a_m`m

`_o@{nV: {ea{g nH$a: gmX:&& 26&&
^mo ! H$hm Vmo Bg V_moJwUr Agwade _| aOmoJwU go Cn hAm _, Ama H$hm AmnH$s AZV H$nm ! Y` h ! AmnZo AnZm na_ gmX-d$n Ama gH$b gVmnhmar dh H$a-H$_b _oao {ga na aIm h, {Ogo AmnZo ~m, eH$a Ama b_rOr Ho$ {ga na ^r H$^r Zht aIm&& 26&&

O my Lord, O Supreme, because I was born in a family full of the hellish material qualities of passion and ignorance, what is my position ? And what is to be said of Your causeless mercy, which was never offered even to Lord Brahma, Lord Siva or the goddess of fortune, Laksmi ? You never put Your lotus hand upon their heads, but You have put it upon mine. [26]

Zfm namda_{V^dVmo ZZw `m-
mVmo`Wm@@_gwXmo OJVVWm{n&
ggod`m gwaVamo[ad Vo gmX:
godmZw$n_wX`mo Z namdad&& 27&&
Xygao ggmar Ordm| Ho$ g_mZ Amn_| N>moQ>o-~S>o H$m ^oX ^md Zht h; `m|{H$ Amn g~Ho$ Am_m Ama AH$maU o_r h& {\$a ^r H$n-dj Ho$ g_mZ AmnH$m H$nm-gmX ^r godZ-^OZ go hr m hmoVm h& godm Ho$ AZwgma hr Ordm| na AmnH$s H$nm H$m CX` hmoVm h, Cg_| Om{VJV CVm `m ZrMVm H$maU Zht h&& 27&&

Unlike and ordinary living entity, my Lord, You do not discriminate between friends and enemies, the favorable and the unfavorable, because for You there is no conception of higher and lower. Nonetheless, You offer Your benedictions according to the level of one's service, exactly as a desire tree delivers fruits according to one's desires and makes no distinction between the lower and the higher. [27]


Ed OZ {Zn{VV ^dm{hHy$no
H$m_m{^H$m__Zw `: nVgJm˟&
H$dm@@_gmV gwa{fUm ^JdZ JhrV:
gmo@h H$W Zw {dgOo Vd ^`godm&& 28&&
^JdZ ! `h ggma EH$ Eogm AYoam Hw$Am h, {Og_| H$mb$n gn S>gZo Ho$ {b`o gXm V`ma ahVm h& {df`-^moJm| H$s BN>m dmbo nwf Cgr _| {Jao hE h& _ ^r gJde CgHo$ nrN>o Cgr _| {JaZo Om ahm Wm& naVw ^JdZ ! Xod{f

My dear Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, because of my association with material desires, one after another, I was gradually falling into a blind well full of snakes, following the general populace. But Your servant Narada Muni kindly accepted me as his disciple and instructed me how to achieve this transcendental position. Therefore, my first duty is to serve him. How could I leave his service ? [28]

_ßËàmUajU_ZÝV {nVwd©YíM
_Ý`o ñd^¥Ë`F${fdmŠ`_¥V§ {dYmVwåŸ&
IS²J§ àJ¥ø `XdmoMXg{Û{YËgw-
ñËdm_rœamo _Xnamo@dVw H§$ ham{_Ÿ&& 29Ÿ&&
AZÝV ! {Og g_` _oao {nVmmo AÝ`m` H$aZo Ho$ {b`o H$_a H$g H$a hmW_| I‹S>J bo {b`m Am¡a dh H$hZo bJm {H$
"`{X _oao {gdm H$moB© Am¡a B©œa h¡ Vmo VwPo ~Mm bo, _¢ Voam {ga H$mQ>Vm hÿ±', Cg g_` AmnZo _oao àmUm| H$s ajm H$s Am¡a _oao {nVm H$m dY {H$`mŸ& _¢ Vmo g_PVm hÿ± {H$ AmnZo AnZo ào_r ^º$ gZH$m{X F${f`m| H$m dMZ gË` H$aZo Ho$ {b`o hr d¡gm {H$`m WmŸ&& 29Ÿ&&

My Lord, O unlimited reservoir of transcendental qualities, You have killed my father, Hiranyakasipu, and saved me from his sword. He had said very angrily, ‘‘If there is any supreme controller other than me, let Him save you. I shall now sever your head from your body.’’ Therefore I think that both in saving me and in killing him, You have acted just to prove true the words of Your devotee. There is no other cause. [29]

EH$ñËd_od OJXoVX_wî` `V² Ëd-
_mÚÝV`mo: n¥WJdñ`{g _Ü`VíMŸ&
g¥îQ>‰m JwUì`{VH$a§ {ZO_m``oX§
ZmZod V¡ad{gVñVXZwà{dï>:Ÿ&& 30Ÿ&&
^JdZ² ! `h gånyU© OJV² EH$_mÌ Amn hr h¢Ÿ& Š`m|{H$ BgHo$ Am{X _| Amnhr H$maUê$n go Wo, AÝV_| Amn hr Ad{Y Ho$ ê$n _| ah|Jo Am¡a ~rM _| BgH$s àVr{V Ho$ ê$n _| ^r Ho$db Amn hr h¢Ÿ& Amn AnZr _m`m go JwUm| Ho$ n[aUm_-ñdê$n Bg OJV² H$s g¥{ï> H$aHo$ Bg_| nhbo go {dÚ_mZ ahZo na ^r àdoe H$s brbm H$aVo h¢ Am¡a CZ JwUm| go `wº$ hmoH$a AZoH$ _mby_ n‹S> aho h¢Ÿ&& 30Ÿ&&

My dear Lord, You alone manifest Yourself as the entire cosmic manifestation, for you existed before the creation, You exist after the annihilation, and You are the maintainer between the beginning and the end. All this is done by Your external energy through actions and reactions of the three modes of material nature. Therefore whatever exists–externally and internally–is You alone. [30]

Ëd§ dm BX§ gXgXre ^dm§ñVVmo@Ý`mo
_m`m `XmË_na~w{Õ[a`§ ønmWm©Ÿ&
`X² `ñ` OÝ_ {ZYZ§ pñW{VarjU§ M
VX² d¡ VXod dgwH$mbdX{ï>Vdm}:Ÿ&& 31Ÿ&&
^JdZ² ! `h Omo Hw$N> H$m`©-H$maU ê$n _| àVrV hmo ahm h¡, dh g~ Amn hr h¢ Am¡a Bggo {^Þ ^r Amn hr h¢Ÿ& AnZo-nam`o H$m ^oX-^md Vmo AW©hrZ eãXm| H$s _m`m h¡; Š`m|{H$ {Oggo {OgH$m OÝ_, pñW{V, b` Am¡a àH$me hmoVm h¡, dh CgH$m ñdê$n hr hmoVm h¡ --- O¡go ~rO Am¡a d¥j H$maU Am¡a H$m`© H$s Ñ{ï> go {^Þ-{^Þ h¢, Vmo ^r JÝY-VÝ_mÌ H$s Ñ{ï> go XmoZm| EH$ hr h¢Ÿ&& 31Ÿ&&

My dear Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, the entire cosmic creation is caused by You, and the cosmic manifestation is an effect of Your energy. Although the entire cosmos is but You alone, You keep Yourself aloof from it. The conception of ‘‘mine and yours,’’ is certainly a type of illusion [maya] because everything is an emanation from You and is therefore not different fromYou. Indeed, the cosmic manifestation is nondifferent from You, and the annihilation is also caused by You. This relationship between Your Lordship and the cosmos is illustrated by the example of the seed and the tree, or the subtle cause and the gross manifestation. [31]

`ñ`oX_mË_{Z OJX² {db`må~w_Ü`o
eofo@@Ë_Zm {ZOgwImZw^dmo {Zarh:Ÿ&
`moJoZ _r{bVÑJmË_{ZnrV{ZÐ-
ñVw`} pñWVmo Z Vw V_mo Z JwUm§íM `w¬oŸ&& 32Ÿ&&
^JdZ² ! Amn Bg gånyU© {dœ H$mo ñd`§ hr AnZo _| g_oQ> H$a AmË_-gwI H$m AZw^d H$aVo hþE {ZpîH«$` hmoH$a àb`H$mbrZ Ob _| e`Z H$aVo h¢Ÿ& Cg g_` AnZo ñd`§{gÕ `moJ Ho$ Ûmam ~mø Ñ{ï> H$mo ~ÝX H$a Amn AnZo ñdê$n Ho$ àH$me _| {ZÐm H$mo {dbrZ H$a boVo h¢ Am¡a Vwar` ~«÷nX _| pñWV ahVo h¢Ÿ& Cg g_` Amn Z Vmo V_moJwU go hr `wº$ hmoVo h¢ Am¡a Z Vmo {df`m| H$mo hr ñdrH$ma H$aVo h¢Ÿ&& 32Ÿ&&

O my Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, after the annihilation the creative energy is kept in You, who appear to sleep with half-closed eyes. Actually, however, You do not sleep like an ordinary human being, for You are always in a transcendental stage, beyond the creation of the material world, and You always feel transcendental bliss. As Karanodakasayi Vishnu, You thus remain in Your transcendental status, not touching material objects. Although You appear to sleep, this sleeping is distinct from sleeping in ignorance. [32]

Vñ`¡d Vo dnw[aX§ {ZOH$mbeŠË`mg#mmo{XVàH¥${VY_©U AmË_JyT>åŸ&
Aå^ñ`ZÝVe`ZmX² {da_Ëg_mYo-
Zm©^oa^yV² ñdH${UH$mdQ>dÝ_hmãOåŸ&& 33Ÿ&&
Amn AnZr H$mbe{º$ go àH¥${V Ho$ JwUm| H$mo ào[aV H$aVo h¢, Bg{b`o `h ~«÷mÊS> AmnH$m hr eara h¡Ÿ& nhbo `h Amn_| ^r brZ WmŸ& O~ àb`H$mbrZ Ob Ho$ ^rVa eof eæ`m na e`Z H$aZodmbo AmnZo `moJ{ZÐm H$s g_m{Y Ë`mJ Xr, V~ dQ> Ho$ ~rO go {demb d¥j Ho$ g_mZ AmnH$s Zm{^ go ~«÷mÊS>H$_b CËnÞ hþAmŸ&& 33Ÿ&&

This cosmic manifestation, the material world, is also Your body. This total lump of matter is agitated by Your potent energy known as kala-sakti, and thus the three modes of material nature are manifested, You awaken from the bed of Sesa, Ananta, and from your navel a small transcendental seed is generated. It is from this seed that the lotus flower of the gigantic universe is manifested, exactly as a banyan tree grows from a small seed. [33]
VËgå^d: H${daVmo@Ý`Xní`_mZ-
ñËdm§~rO_mË_{Z VV§ ñd ~{h{d©{M³Ë`Ÿ&
Zm{dÝXXãXeV_ßgw {Z_‚m_mZmo
OmVo@Hw§$ao H$W_w hmonb^oV ~rOåŸ&& 34Ÿ&&
Cg na gyú_Xeu ~«÷mOr àJQ> hþEŸ& O~ CÝh| H$_b Ho$ {gdm Am¡a Hw$N> ^r {XIm`r Zht n‹S>m, V~ AnZo _| ~rO ê$n go ì`má AmnH$mo do Z OmZ gHo$ Am¡a AmnH$mo AnZo go ~mha g_PH$a ObHo$ ^rVa KwgH$a gm¡ df© VH$ Ty>±‹T>Vo ahoŸ& naÝVw dhm± CÝh| Hw$N> Zht {_bmŸ& `h R>rH$ hr h¡, Š`m|{H$ A§Hw$a CJ AmZo na Cg_| ì`má ~rO H$mo H$moB© ~mha AbJ H¡$go XoI gH$Vm h¡Ÿ&& 34Ÿ&&

From that great lotus flower, Brahma was generated, but Brahma certainly could see nothing but the lotus. Therefore, thinking You to be outside, Lord Brahma dove into the water and attempted to find the source of the lotus for one hundred years. He could find no trace of You, however, for when a seed fructifies, the original seed cannot be seen. [34]

g ËdmË_`mo{Za{V{dpñ_V AmpñWVmo@ãO§
H$mboZ Vrd«Vngm n[aewÕ^md:Ÿ&
Ëdm_mË_Zre ^w{d JÝY{_dm{Vgyú_§
^yVopÝÐ`me`_`o {dVV§ XXe©Ÿ&& 35Ÿ&&
~«÷m H$mo ~‹S>m AmíM`© hþAmŸ& do hma H$a H$_b na ~¡R> J`oŸ& ~hþV g_` ~rVZo na Vrd« Vnñ`m H$aZo go O~ CZH$m öX` ewÕ hmo J`m, V~ CÝh| ^yV, BpÝÐ` Am¡a AÝV:H$aUê$n AnZo eara _| hr AmoV-àmoV ê$n go pñWV AmnHo$ gyú_ ê$n H$m gmjmËH$ma hþAm --- R>rH$ d¡go hr O¡go n¥Ïdr_| ì`má CgH$s A{V gyú_ VÝ_mÌm JÝY H$m hmoVm h¡Ÿ&& 35Ÿ&&

Lord Brahma, who is celebrated as atma-yoni, having been born without a mother, was struck with wonder. Thus he took shelter of the lotus flower, and when he had been purified after undergoing severe austerities for many hundreds of years, he could see that the cause of all causes, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, was spread throughout his own body and senses, just as aroma, although very subtle, is perceived in the earth. [35]

Ed§ ghòdXZm[”«{ea:H$amoé-
_m`m_`§ gXwnb{jVg{Þdoe§
ÑîQ>‰m _hmnwéf_mn _wX§ {d[a#m:Ÿ&& 36Ÿ&&
{damQ²> nwéf ghòm| _wI, MaU, {ga, hmW, O§Km, Zm{gH$m, _wI, H$mZ, ZoÌ, Am^yfU Am¡a Am`wYm| go gånÞ WmŸ& Mm¡Xhm| bmoH$ CgHo$ {d{^Þ A§Jm| Ho$ ê$n _| emo^m`_mZ WoŸ& dh ^JdmZ² H$s EH$ brbm_`r _y{V© WrŸ& Cgo XoI H$a ~«÷mOr H$mo ~‹S>m AmZÝX hþAmŸ&& 36Ÿ&&

Lord Brahma could then see You possessing thousands and thousands of faces, feet, heads, thighs, noses, ears and eyes. You were very nicely dressed, being decorated and bedecked with varieties of ornaments and weapons. Seeing You in the form of Lord Vishnu, Your symptoms and form being transcendental, Your legs extending from the lower planets, Lord Brahma achieved transcendental bliss. [36]

Vñ_¡ ^dmÝh`{eañVZwd§ M {~^«X
doXÐwhmd{V~bm¡ _YwH¡$Q>^m»`m¡Ÿ&
hËdm@@Z`ÀN®>{VJUm§ñVw aOñV_íM
gÎd§ Vd {à`V_m§ VZw_m_ZpÝVŸ&& 37Ÿ&&
aOmoJwU Am¡a V_moJwUê$n _Yw Am¡a H¡$Q>^ Zm_ Ho$ Xmo ~‹S>o ~bdmZ² X¡Ë` WoŸ& O~ do doXm| H$mo Mwam H$a bo J`o, V~ AmnZo h`J«rd-AdVma J«hU {H$`m Am¡a CZ XmoZm|H$mo _maH$a gÎdJwUê$n lw{V`m± ~«÷mOr H$mo bm¡Q>m XtŸ& dh gÎdJwU hr AmnH$m AË`ÝV {à` eara h¡ --- _hmË_mbmoJ Bg àH$ma dU©Z H$aVo h¢Ÿ&& 37Ÿ&&

My dear Lord, when You appeared as Hayagriva, with the head of a horse, You killed two demons known as Madhu and Kaitabha, who were full of the modes of passion and ignorance. Then You delivered the Vedic knowledge to Lord Brahma. For this reason, all the great saints accept Your forms as transcendental, untinged by material qualities. [37]

ËW§ Z¥{V`©J¥{fXodPfmdVma¡-
bm}H$mZ² {d^md`{g h§{g OJËàVrnmÝŸ&
Y_ª _hmnwéf nm{g `wJmZwd¥Îm§
N>Þ: H$bm¡ `X^d{ó`wJmo@W g ËdåŸ&& 38Ÿ&&
nwéfmoÎm_ ! Bg àH$ma Amn _Zwî`, new-njr, F${f, XodVm Am¡a _Ëñ` Am{X AdVma boH$a bmoH$m| H$m nmbZ VWm {dœ Ho$ Ðmo{h`m| H$m g§hma H$aVo h¢Ÿ& BZ AdVmam| Ho$ Ûmam Amn àË`oH$ `wJ_| CgHo$ Y_m] H$s ajm H$aVo h¢Ÿ& H${b`wJ _| Amn {N>nH$a Jwá ê$n go hr ahVo h¢, Bgr{b`o AmnH$m EH$ Zm_
"{Ì`wJ' ^r h¡Ÿ&& 38Ÿ&&

In this way, my Lord, You appear in various incarnations as a human being, an animal, a great saint, a demigod, a fish or a tortoise, thus maintaining the entire creation in different planetary systems and killing the demoniac principles. According to the age, O my Lord, You protect the principles of religion. In the age of kali, however, You do not assert Yourself as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and therefore You are known as Triyuga, or the Lord who appears in three yugas. [38]

m¡VÝ_ZñVd H$Wmgw {dHw$ÊR>ZmW
gåàr`Vo Xw[aVXwï>_gmYw Vrd«_² Ÿ&
H$m_mVwa§ hf©emoH$^`¡fUmVª
Vpñ_ÝH$W§Vd JqV {d_¥em{_ XrZ:Ÿ&& 39Ÿ&&
d¡Hw$ÊR>ZmW ! _oao _Z H$s ~‹S>r XwX©em h¡Ÿ& dh nmn-dmgZmAm| go Vmo H$bw{fV h¡ hr, ñd`§ ^r AË`ÝV Xwï> h¡Ÿ& dh àm`: hr H$m_ZmAm| Ho$ H$maU AmVwa ahVm h¡ Am¡a hf©-emoH$, ^` Ed§ bmoH$-nabmoH$, YZ, nËZr, nwÌ Am{X H$s {^ÞVmAm| go ì`mHw$b ahVm h¡Ÿ& Bgo AmnH$s brbm-H$WmAm| _| Vmo ag hr Zht {_bVmŸ& BgHo$ _mao _¢ XrZ hmo ahm hÿ±Ÿ& Eogo _Zgo _¢ AmnHo$ ñdê$n H$m {MÝVZ H¡$go H$ê±$ ?Ÿ&& 39Ÿ&&

My dear Lord of the Vaikuntha planets, where is no anxiety, my mind is extremely sinful and lusty, being sometimes so-called happy and sometimes so-called distressed. My mind is full of lamentation and fear, and it always seeks more satisfied in topics concerning You. I am therefore most fallen and poor. In such a status of life, how shall I be able to discuss Your activities ? [39]

{Oˆ¡H$Vmo@À`wV {dH$f©{V _m{dV¥ám
{eýmo@Ý`VñËdJwXa§ ldU§ Hw$VpíMËŸ&
K«mUmo@Ý`VíMnbÑH²$ ¹$ M H$_©e{º$-
~©ôì`: gn˳` Bd JohnqV bwZpÝVŸ&& 40Ÿ&&

{Oˆ¡H$Vmo@À`wV {dH$f©{V _m{dV¥ám
{eýmo@Ý`VñËdJwXa§ ldU§ Hw$VpíMËŸ&
K«mUmo@Ý`VíMnbÑH²$ ¹$ M H$_©e{º$-
~©ôì`: gn˳` Bd JohnqV bwZpÝVŸ&& 40Ÿ&&
AÀ`wV ! `h H$^r Z AKmZodmbr Or^ _wPo ñdm{Xï> agm| H$s Amoa ItMVr ahVr h¡Ÿ& OZZopÝÐ` gwÝXar ór H$s Amoa, ËdMm gwH$mo_b ñne© H$s Amoa, noQ> mmoOZ H$s Amoa, H$mZ _Ywa g§JrV H$s Amoa, Zm{gH$m ^rZr gwJÝY H$s Amoa Am¡a `o Mnb ZoÌ gm¢X`© H$s Amoa _wPo ItMVo ahVo h¢Ÿ& BZHo$ {gdm H$_]pÝÐ`m± ^r AnZo-AnZo {df`m| H$s Amoa bo OmZo H$mo Omoa bJmVr hr ahVr h¢Ÿ& _oar Vmo dh Xem hmo ahr h¡, O¡go {H$gr nwéf H$s ~hþV-gr npËZ`m± Cgo AnZo-AnZo e`Z J¥h_| bo OmZo Ho$ {b`o Mmam| Amoa go KgrQ> ahr hm|Ÿ&& 40Ÿ&&

My dear Lord, O infallible one, my position is like that of a person who has many wives, all trying to attract him in their own way. For example, the tongue is attracted to palatable dishes, the genitals to sex with an attractive woman, and the sense of touch to contact with soft things. The belly, although filled, still wants to eat more, and the ear, not attempting to hear about You, is generally attracted to cinema songs. The sense of smell is attracted to yet another side, the restless eyes are attracted to scenes of sense gratification, and the active senses are attracted elsewhere. In this way I am certainly embarrassed. [40]

Ed§ ñdH$_©n{VV§ ^dd¡VaÊ`m-
_Ý`moÝ`OÝ__aUmeZ^rV^rV_² Ÿ&
ní`ÄOZ§ ñdna{dJ«hd¡a_¡Ì§
hÝVo{V nmaMa nrn¥{h _yT>_ÚŸ&& 41Ÿ&&
Bg àH$ma `h Ord AnZo H$_m] Ho$ ~ÝYZ _| n‹S>H$a Bg g§gma ê$n d¡VaUr ZXr _| {Jam hþAm h¡Ÿ& OÝ_ go _¥Ë`w, _¥Ë`w go OÝ_ Am¡a XmoZm| Ho$ Ûmam H$_©`moJ H$aVo-H$aVo `h ^`^rV hmo J`m h¡Ÿ& `h AnZm h¡, `h nam`m h¡ --- Bg àH$ma Ho$ ^oX-^md go `wº$ hmoH$a {H$gr go {_ÌVm H$aVm h¡ Vmo {H$gr go eÌwVmŸ& Amn Bg _y‹T> Ord-Om{V H$s `h XwX©em XoIH$a H$éUm go Ð{dV hmo OmB`oŸ& Bg ^d-ZXr go gd©Xm nma ahZo dmbo ^JdmZ² ! BZ àm{U`m| H$mo ^r A~ nma bJm Xr{O`oŸ&& 41Ÿ&&

Indeed, we have fallen into this river and are repeatedly suffering the pains of birth and death and eating horrible things. Now kindly look upon us not only upon me but also upon all others who are suffering and by Your causeless mercy and compassion, deliver us and maintain us. [41]

H$mo ÝdÌ Vo@{IbJwamo ^JdÝà`mg
CÎmmaUo@ñ` ^dgå^dbmonhoVmo:Ÿ&
_yT>ofw d¡ _hXZwJ«h AmV©~ÝYmo
qH$ VoZ Vo {à`OZmZZwgodVm§ Z:Ÿ&& 42Ÿ&&
OJÒwamo ! Amn Bg g¥{ï> H$s CËn{Îm, pñW{V VWm nmbZ H$aZodmbo h¢Ÿ& Eogr AdñWm _| BZ Ordm| H$mo Bg ^d-ZXr Ho$ nma CVma XoZo _| AmnH$mo Š`m à`mg h¡ ? XrZOZm| Ho$ na_ {hV¡fr à^mo ! ^ybo-^Q>Ho$ _y‹T> hr _hmZ² nwéfm| Ho$ {deof AZwJ«h nmÌ hmoVo h¢Ÿ& h_| CgH$s H$moB© Amdí`H$Vm Zht h¡Ÿ& Š`m|{H$ h_ AmnHo$ {à`OZm| H$s godm _| bJo ahVo h¢, Bg{b`o nma OmZo H$s h_| H$^r {MÝVm hr Zht hmoVrŸ&& 42Ÿ&&

O my Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, original spiritual master of the entire world, what is the difficulty for You, who manage the affairs of the universe, in delivering the fallen souls engaged in Your devotional service ? You are the friend of all suffering humanity, and for great personalities it is necessary to show mercy to the foolish. Therefore I think that You will show Your causeless mercy to persons like us, who engage in Your service. [42]

Z¡dmo{ÛOo naXwaË``d¡VaÊ`m-
emoMo VVmo {d_wIMoVg BpÝÐ`mW©-
_m`mgwIm` ^a_wÛhVmo {d_yT>mÝŸ&& 43Ÿ&&
na_mË_Z² ! Bg ^d-d¡VaUr go nma CVaZm Xygao bmoJm| Ho$ {b`o Adí` hr H${R>Z h¡, naÝVw _wPo Vmo Bggo V{ZH$ ^r ^` Zht h¡Ÿ& Š`m|{H$ _oam {MÎm Bg d¡VaUr _| Zht, AmnH$s CZ brbmAm| Ho$ JmZ _| _¾ ahVm h¡, Omo ñdJu` A_¥V H$mo ^r {VañH¥$V H$aZodmbr --- na_m_¥Vñdê$n h¢Ÿ& _¢ CZ _y‹T> nm{n`m| Ho$ {b`o emoH$ H$a ahm hÿ±, Omo AmnHo$ JwUJmZ go {d_wI ahH$a BpÝÐ`m| Ho$ {df`m| H$m _m`m_` PyR>m gwI àmá H$aZo Ho$ {b`o AnZo {ga na gmao g§gma H$m ^ma T>moVo ahVo h¢Ÿ&& 43Ÿ&&

O best of the great personalities, I am not at all afraid of material existence, for wherever I stay I am fully absorbed in thoughts of Your glories and activities. My concern is only for the fools and rascals who are making elaborate plans for material happiness and maintaining their families, societies and countries. I am simply concerned with love for them. [43]

àm`oU Xod _wZ`: ñd{d_w{º$H$m_m
_m¡Z§ MapÝV {dOZo Z namW©{Zð>m:Ÿ&
Z¡VmpÝdhm` H¥$nUmpÝd_w_wj EH$mo
ZmÝ`§ ËdXñ` eaU§ ^«_Vmo@Zwní`oŸ&& 44Ÿ&&
_oao ñdm_r ! ~‹S>o-~‹S>o F${f-_w{Z Vmo àm`: AnZr _w{º$ Ho$ {b`o {ZO©Z dZ _| OmH$a _m¡Zd«V YmaU H$a boVo h¢Ÿ& do Xygam| H$s ^bmB© Ho$ {b`o {deof à`ËZ Zht H$aVoŸ& naÝVw _oar Xem Vmo Xygar hr hmo ahr h¡Ÿ& _¢ BZ ^ybo hþE Aghm` Jar~m| H$mo N>mo‹S>H$a AHo$bm _wº$ hmoZm Zht MmhVmŸ& Am¡a BZ ^Q>H$Vo hþE àm{U`m| Ho$ {b`o AmnHo$ {gdm Am¡a H$moB© ghmam ^r Zht {XImB© n‹S>VmŸ&& 44Ÿ&&

My dear Lord Nrsimhadeva, I see that there are many saintly persons indeed, but they are interested only in their own deliverance. Not caring for the big cities and towns, they go to the Himalayas or the forest to meditate with vows of silence [mauna-vrata]. They are not interested in delivering others. As for me, however, I do not wish to be liberated alone, leaving aside all these poor fools and rascals. I know that without Krishna consciousness, without taking shelter of Your lotus feet, one cannot be happy. Therefore I wish to bring them back to shelter at Your lotus feet. [44]

mÝ_¡WwZm{X J¥h_o{YgwI§ {h VwÀN>§H$ÊSy>`ZoZ H$a`mo[ad Xw:IXw:IåŸ&
V¥ß`pÝV Zoh H¥$nUm ~hþXw:I^mO:
H$ÊSy>{VdÝ_Z{gO§ {dfhoV Yra:Ÿ&& 45Ÿ&&
Ka _| \±$go hþE bmoJm| H$mo Omo _¡WwZ Am{X H$m gwI {_bVm h¡, dh AË`ÝV VwÀN> Ed§ Xw:Iñdê$n hr h¡ ---
O¡go H$moB© XmoZm| hmWm| go IwObm ahm hmo Vmo Bg IwObr _| nhbo Cgo Hw$N> Wmo‹S>m-gm gwI _mby_ n‹S>Vm h¡, naÝVw nrN>o go Xw:I-hr-Xw:I hmoVm h¡Ÿ& {H$ÝVw `o ^ybo hþE AkmZr _Zwî` ~hþV Xw:I ^moJZo na ^r BZ {df`m| go AKmVo ZhtŸ& BgHo$ {dnarV Yra nwéf O¡go IwObmhQ> H$mo gh boVo h¢, d¡go hr H$m_m{X doJm| H$mo ^r gh boVo h¢Ÿ& ghZo go hr CZH$m Zme hmoVm h¡Ÿ&& 45Ÿ&&

Sex life is compared to the rubbing of two hands to relieve an itch. Grhamedhis, so-called grhasthas who have no spiritual knowledge, think that this itching is the greatest platform of happiness, although actually it is a source of distress. The krpanas, the fools who are just the opposite of brahmanas, are not satisfied by repeated sensuous enjoyment. Those who are dhira, however, who are sober and who tolerate this itching, are not subjected to the sufferings of fools and rascals. [45]

ì`m»`mahmoOng_mY` Amnd©½`m:Ÿ&
àm`: na§ nwéf Vo Ëd{OVopÝÐ`mUm§
dmVm© ^d³Ë`wV Z dmÌ Vw Xmpå^H$mZmåŸ&& 46Ÿ&&
nwéfmoÎm_ ! _moj Ho$ Xg gmYZ à{gÕ h¢-- _m¡Z, ~«÷M`©, emó-ldU, Vnñ`m, ñdmÜ`m`, ñdY_©nmbZ, `w{º$`m| go emóm| H$s ì`m»`m, EH$mÝV-godZ, On Am¡a g_m{YŸ& naÝVw {OZH$s BpÝÐ`m± de _| Zht h¢, CZHo$ {b`o `o g~ Or{dH$m Ho$ gmYZ-ì`mnma _mÌ ah OmVo h¢Ÿ& Am¡a Xpå^`m| Ho$ {b`o Vmo O~ VH$ CZH$s nmob IwbVr Zht, V^r VH$ `o OrdZ {Zdm©h Ho$ gmYZ ahVo h¢ Am¡a ^ÊS>m\$mo‹S> hmo OmZo na dh ^r ZhtŸ&& 46Ÿ&&

O Supreme Personality of Godhead, there are ten prescribed methods on the path to liberation–to remain silent, not to speak to anyone, to observe vows, to amass all kinds lf Vedic knowledge, to undergo austerities, to study the Vedas and other Vedic literatures, to execute the duties of varnasrama-dharama, to explain the sastras, to stay in a solitary place, to chant mantras silently, and to be absorbed in trance. These different methods for liberation are generally only a professional practice and means of livelihood for those who have not conquered their senses. Because such persons are falsely proud, these procedures may not be successful. [46]

ê$no B_o gXgVr V~ doXg¥ï>o
~rOm§Hw$am{dd Z MmÝ`Xê$nH$ñ` Ÿ&
`wº$m: g_j_w^`Ì {d{MÝdVo Ëdm§
`moJoZ d{•{_d Xméfw ZmÝ`V: ñ`mËŸ&& 47Ÿ&&
doXm| Zo ~rO Am¡a A§Hw$a Ho$ g_mZ AmnHo$ Xmo ê$n ~Vm`o h¢ --- H$m`© Am¡a H$maUŸ& dmñVd _| Amn àmH¥$V ê$n go a{hV h¢Ÿ& naÝVw BZ H$m`© Am¡a H$maU ê$nm| H$mo N>mo‹S>H$a AmnHo$ kmZ H$m H$moB© Am¡a gmYZ ^r Zht h¡Ÿ& H$mð>_ÝWZ Ho$ Ûmam {Og àH$ma A{¾ àJQ> H$s OmVr h¡, Cgr àH$ma `moJrOZ ^{º$`moJ H$s gmYZm go AmnH$mo H$m`© Am¡a H$maU XmoZm| _| hr Ty>±‹T> {ZH$mbVo h¢Ÿ& Š`m|{H$ dmñVd _| `o XmoZm| Amngo n¥WH²$ Zht h¢, AmnHo$ ñdê$n hr h¢Ÿ&& 47Ÿ&&

By authorized Vedic knowledge one can see that the forms of cause and effect in the cosmic manifestation belong to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for the cosmic manifestation is His energy. Both cause and effect are nothing but energies of the Lord. Therefore, O my Lord, just as a wise man, by considering cause and effect, can see how fire pervades wood, those engaged in devotional service understand how You are both the cause and effect. [47]

Ëd§ dm`wa{¾ad{Z{d©`Xå~w_mÌm:
àmUopÝÐ`m{U öX`§ {MXZwJ«híM Ÿ&
gdª Ëd_od gJwUmo {dJwUíM ^y_Z
ZmÝ`V² ËdXñË`{n _ZmodMgm {Zéº$åŸ&& 48Ÿ&&
AZÝV à^mo ! dm`w, A{¾, n¥Ïdr, AmH$me, Ob, n§MVÝ_mÌmE±, mmU, BpÝÐ`, _Z, {MÎm, Ah§H$ma, gånyU© OJV² Ed§ gJwU Am¡a {ZJw©U --- g~ Hw$N> Ho$db Amn hr h¢Ÿ& Am¡a Vmo Š`m, _Z Am¡a dmUr Ho$ Ûmam Omo Hw$N> {Zê$nU {H$`m J`m h¡, dh g~ Amngo n¥WH²$ Zht h¡Ÿ&& 48Ÿ&&

O Supreme Lord, You are actually the air, the earth, fire, sky and water. You are the objects of sense perception, the life airs, the five senses, the mind, consciousness and false ego. Indeed, You are everything, subtle and gross. The material elements and anything expressed, either by the words or by the mind, are nothing but You. [48]

m¡Vo JwUm Z Jw{UZmo _hXmX`mo `o
gd} _Z:à^¥V`: ghXod_©Ë`m: Ÿ&
AmÚÝVdÝV CéJm` {dXpÝV {h Ëdm-
_od§ {d_¥í` gw{Y`mo {da_pÝV eãXmËŸ&& 49Ÿ&&
g_J« H$s{V© Ho$ Aml` ^JdZ² ! `o gÎdm{X JwU Am¡a BZ JwUm| Ho$ n[aUm_ _hÎmÎdm{X, XodVm, _Zwî` Ed§ _Z Am{X H$moB© ^r AmnH$m ñdê$n OmZZo _| g_W© Zht h¡; Š`m|{H$ `o g~ Am{X-AÝV dmbo h¢ Am¡a Amn AZm{X Ed§ AZÝV h¢Ÿ& Eogm {dMma H$aHo$ kmZrOZ eãXm| H$s _m`m go CnaV hmo OmVo h¢Ÿ&& 49Ÿ&&

Neither the three modes of material nature [sattva-guna, rajoguna and tamo-guna], nor the predominating deities controlling these three modes, nor the five gross elements, nor the mind, nor the demigods, nor the human beings can understand Your Lordship, for they are all subjected to birth and annihilation. Considering this, the spiritually advanced have taken to devotional service. Such wise men hardly bother with Vedic study. Instead, they engage themselves in practical devotional service. [49]

VV² Vo@h©Îm_ Z_:ñVw{VH$_©nyOm:
H$_© ñ_¥{VíMaU`mo: ldU§ H$Wm`måŸ&
g§god`m Ëd{` {dZo{V fS>§J`m qH$
^qº$ OZ: na_h§gJVm¡ b^oVŸ&& 50Ÿ&&
na_ nyÁ` ! AmnH$s godm Ho$ N>: A§J h¢-- Z_ñH$ma, ñVw{V, g_ñV H$_m] H$m g_n©U, godm-nyOm, MaU H$_bm| H$m {MÝVZ Am¡a brbm H$Wm H$m ldUŸ& Bg fS>§J-godm Ho$ {~Zm AmnHo$ MaU H$_bm| H$s ^{º$ H¡$go àmá hmo gH$Vr h¡ ? Am¡a ^{º$ Ho$ {~Zm AmnH$s àm{á H¡$go hmoJr ? à^mo ! AmnVmo na_ {à` ^º$OZm| Ho$,
na_h§gm| Ho$ hr gd©ñd h¢Ÿ&& 50Ÿ&&

Without rendering six kinds of devotional service unto You–offering prayers, dedicating all the results of activities, worshiping You, working on Your behalf, always remembering Your lotus feet and hearing about Your glories–who can achieve that which is meant for the paramahansas ? [50]

mmhmËå`--à‡mXOr Ûmam Z¥qgh ^JdmZ² H$s `h ñVw{V H$ë`mUH$mar h¡Ÿ& BgH$m _mhmËå` Agr_ h¡Ÿ& H$ë`mUH$m_r nwéfm| H$mo BgH$m ào_ Am¡a lÕm go {Z`{_V nmR> H$aZm Mm{h`oŸ& Bg àmW©Zm go _Zwî` H$m Aew^ g§ñH$ma P‹S> OmVm h¡Ÿ& ^JdmZ² Ho$ JwUm| H$m {MÝVZ H$aVo hþE ào_JÒX dmUr go `h ñVw{V H$aZo na ^JdmZ² H$m H$mo_b öX` dËgb^md go Ð{dV hmo OmVm h¡ Am¡a ^º$ Ho$ à{V do AË`ÝV X`mbw hmo CR>Vo h¢Ÿ& Bg àmW©Zm H$s e{º$ go ^º$ à‡mXOr Zo Z¥qgh ^JdmZ² Ho$ H«$moY H$mo emÝV H$aHo$ ñd`§ _m`m go _wº$ hmoH$a AnZm _hmH$ë`mU {H$`mŸ& ^JdmZ² AË`ÝV àgÞ hmoH$a CZgo Hw$N> ^r daXmZ _m±JZo Ho$ {b`o H$hm, {H$ÝVw CÝhm|Zo CZHo$ MaU-H$_bm| H$s ^{º$ hr _m±JrŸ& Am¡a `h daXmZ _m±Jm {H$ _oao öX` _| H$^r {H$gr H$m_Zm H$m ~rO A§Hw$[aV Z hmoŸ& Ordm| H$mo AnZr BÀN>mAm| H$mo nyU© H$aZo Ho$ {b`o gmpËdH$ öX` go `h ñVw{V H$aZr Mm{h`oŸ& Bggo XrZOZm| Ho$ na_ {hV¡fr ^JdmZ² H$mo jwÐ-go-jwÐ ì`{º$ ^r àgÞ H$aHo$ CZH$s Agr_ H¥$nm nm gH$Vm h¡Ÿ& Bg Z¥qgh ê$n ^JdmZ² H$m Ü`mZ Omo H$moB© EH$mJ« _Zgo H$aoJm, Cgo _maZo H$s BÀN>m go AmB© hþB© _¥Ë`w ^r Hw$N> {~Jm‹S> Zht gH$VrŸ&































































































































































































































































































































































































































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