Śrīmad Bhāgavatam|Canto 10 Chapter 40

The Prayers of Akrūra

VERSE 10.40.1

śrī-akrūra uvāca

nato ’smy ahaṁ tvākhila-hetu-hetuṁ
nārāyaṇaṁ pūruṣam ādyam avyayam
yan-nābhi-jātād aravinda-koṣād
brahmāvirāsīd yata eṣa lokaḥ

SYNONYMS

śrī-akrūraḥ uvāca — Śrī Akrūra said; nataḥ — bowed down; asmi — am; aham — I; tvā — to You; akhila — of all; hetu — causes; hetum — the cause; nārāyaṇam — Lord Nārāyaṇa; pūruṣam — the Supreme Person; ādyam — original; avyayam — inexhaustible; yat — from whose; nābhi — navel; jātāt — which was generated; aravinda — of a lotus plant; koṣāt — from the whorl; brahmā — Brahmā; avirāsīt — appeared; yataḥ — from whom; eṣaḥ — this; lokaḥ — world.

TRANSLATION

Śrī Akrūra said: I bow down to You, the cause of all causes, the original and inexhaustible Supreme Person, Nārāyaṇa. From the whorl of the lotus born from Your navel, Brahmā appeared, and by his agency this universe has come into being.

VERSE 10.40.2

bhūs toyam agniḥ pavanaṁ kham ādir
mahān ajādir mana indriyāṇi
sarvendriyārthā vibudhāś ca sarve
ye hetavas te jagato ’ṅga-bhūtāḥ

SYNONYMS

bhūḥ — earth; toyam — water; agniḥ — fire; pavanam — air; kham — ether; ādiḥ — and its source, false ego; mahān — the mahat-tattva; ajā — the total material nature; ādiḥ — her source, the Supreme Lord; manaḥ — the mind; indriyāṇi — the senses; sarva-indriya — of all the senses; arthāḥ — the objects; vibudhāḥ — the demigods; ca — and; sarve — all; ye — which; hetavaḥ — causes; te — Your; jagataḥ — of the universe; aṅga — from the body; bhūtāḥ — generated.

TRANSLATION

Earth; water; fire; air; ether and its source, false ego; the mahat-tattva; the total material nature and her source, the Supreme Lord’s puruṣa expansion; the mind; the senses; the sense objects; and the senses’ presiding deities — all these causes of the cosmic manifestation are born from Your transcendental body.

VERSE 10.40.3

naite svarūpaṁ vidur ātmanas te
hy ajādayo ’nātmatayā gṛhītaḥ
ajo ’nubaddhaḥ sa guṇair ajāyā
guṇāt paraṁ veda na te svarūpam

SYNONYMS

na — do not; ete — these (elements of creation); svarūpam — the true identity; viduḥ — know; ātmanaḥ — of the Supreme Soul; te — You; hi — indeed; ajā-ādayaḥ — headed by the total material nature; anātmatayā — by the status of being nonliving matter; gṛhītāḥ — seized; ajaḥ — Lord Brahmā; anubaddhaḥ — bound up; saḥ — he; guṇaiḥ — by the modes; ajāyāḥ — of material nature; guṇāt — to these modes; param — transcendental; veda na — he does not know; te — Your; svarūpam — true form.

TRANSLATION

The total material nature and these other elements of creation certainly cannot know You as You are, for they are manifested in the realm of dull matter. Since You are beyond the modes of nature, even Lord Brahmā, who is bound up in these modes, does not know Your true identity.

VERSE 10.40.4

tvāṁ yogino yajanty addhā
mahā-puruṣam īśvaram
sādhyātmaṁ sādhibhūtaṁ ca
sādhidaivaṁ ca sādhavaḥ

SYNONYMS

tvam — for You; yoginaḥ — yogīs; yajanti — perform sacrifice; addhā — certainly; mahā-puruṣam — for the Supreme Personality; īśvaram — the Godhead; sa-adhyātmam — (the witness of) the living entities; sa-adhibhutam — of the material elements; ca — and; sa-adhidaivam — of the controlling demigods; ca — and; sādhavaḥ — purified persons.

TRANSLATION

Pure yogīs worship You, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, by conceiving of You in the threefold form comprising the living entities, the material elements that constitute the living entities’ bodies, and the controlling deities of those elements.

VERSE 10.40.5

trayyā ca vidyayā kecit
tvāṁ vai vaitānikā dvijāḥ
yajante vitatair yajñair
nānā-rūpāmarākhyayā

SYNONYMS

trayyā — of the three Vedas; ca — and; vidyayā — by the mantras; kecit — some; tvām — You; vai — indeed; vaitānikāḥ — who respect the regulations of the three sacred fires; dvijāḥ — brāhmaṇas; yajante — worship; vitataiḥ — elaborate; yajñaiḥ — with ritual sacrifices; nānā — various; rūpa — having forms; amara — of demigods; ākhyayā — by the designations.

TRANSLATION

Brāhmaṇas who follow the regulations concerning the three sacred fires worship You by chanting mantras from the three Vedas and performing elaborate fire sacrifices for the various demigods, who have many forms and names.

VERSE 10.40.6

eke tvākhila-karmāṇi
sannyasyopaśamaṁ gatāḥ
jñānino jñāna-yajñena
yajanti jñāna-vigraham

SYNONYMS

eke — some; tvā — to You; akhila — all; karmāṇi — activities; sannyasya — resigning; upaśamam — peace; gatāḥ — attaining; jñāninaḥ — pursuers of knowledge; jñāna-yajñena — by the sacrifice of cultivating knowledge; yajanti — they worship; jñāna-vigraham — the embodiment of knowledge.

TRANSLATION

In pursuit of spiritual knowledge, some persons renounce all material activities and, having thus become peaceful, perform the sacrifice of philosophic investigation to worship You, the original form of all knowledge.

VERSE 10.40.7

anye ca saṁskṛtātmāno
vidhinābhihitena te
yajanti tvan-mayās tvāṁ vai
bahu-mūrty-eka-mūrtikam

SYNONYMS

anye — others; ca — and; saṁskṛta — purified; ātmānaḥ — whose intelligence; vidhinā — by the injunctions (of such scriptures as the Pañcarātra); abhihitena — presented; te — by You; yajanti — worship; tvat-mayāḥ — filled with thought of You; tvām — You; vai — indeed; bahu-mūrti — having many forms; eka-mūrtikam — having one form.

TRANSLATION

And yet others — those whose intelligence is pure — follow the injunctions of Vaiṣṇava scriptures promulgated by You. Absorbing their minds in thought of You, they worship You as the one Supreme Lord manifesting in multiple forms.

VERSE 10.40.8

tvām evānye śivoktena
mārgeṇa śiva-rūpiṇam
bahv-ācārya-vibhedena
bhagavantam upāsate

SYNONYMS

tvām — You; eva — also; anye — others; śiva — by Lord Śiva; uktena — spoken; mārgeṇa — by the path; śiva-rūpiṇam — in the form of Lord Śiva; bahu-ācārya — of many teachers; vibhedena — following the different presentations; bhagavantam — the Supreme Lord; upāsate — they worship.

TRANSLATION

There are still others, who worship You, the Supreme Lord, in the form of Lord Śiva. They follow the path described by him and interpreted in various ways by many teachers.

VERSE 10.40.9

sarva eva yajanti tvāṁ
sarva-deva-mayeśvaram
ye ’py anya-devatā-bhaktā
yady apy anya-dhiyaḥ prabho

SYNONYMS

sarve — all; eva — indeed; yajanti — worship; tvam — You; sarva-deva — all the demigods; maya — O You who comprise; īśvaram — the Supreme Lord; ye — they; api — even; anya — of other; devatā — deities; bhaktāḥ — devotees; yadi api — although; anya — turned elsewhere; dhiyaḥ — their attention; prabho — O master.

TRANSLATION

But all these people, my Lord, even those who have turned their attention away from You and are worshiping other deities, are actually worshiping You alone, O embodiment of all the demigods.

VERSE 10.40.10

yathādri-prabhavā nadyaḥ
parjanyāpūritāḥ prabho
viśanti sarvataḥ sindhuṁ
tadvat tvāṁ gatayo ’ntataḥ

SYNONYMS

yathā — as; adri — from the mountains; prabhavāḥ — born; nadyaḥ — rivers; parjanya — by the rain; āpūritāḥ — filled; prabho — O master; viśanti — enter; sarvataḥ — from all sides; sindhum — the ocean; tadvat — similarly; tvām — You; gatayaḥ — these paths; antataḥ — finally.

TRANSLATION

As rivers born from the mountains and filled by the rain flow from all sides into the sea, so do all these paths in the end reach You, O master.

VERSE 10.40.11

sattvaṁ rajas tama iti
bhavataḥ prakṛter guṇāḥ
teṣu hi prākṛtāḥ protā
ā-brahma-sthāvarādayaḥ

SYNONYMS

sattvam — goodness; rajaḥ — passion; tamaḥ — ignorance; iti — thus known; bhavataḥ — Your; prakṛteḥ — of the material nature; guṇāḥ — the qualities; teṣu — to them; hi — certainly; prākṛtāḥ — the conditioned living entities; protāḥ — woven; ā-brahma — up to Lord Brahmā; sthāvara-ādayaḥ — starting with the nonmoving creatures.

TRANSLATION

Goodness, passion and ignorance, the qualities of Your material nature, entangle all conditioned living beings, from Brahmā down to the nonmoving creatures.

VERSE 10.40.12

tubhyaṁ namas te tv aviṣakta-dṛṣṭaye
sarvātmane sarva-dhiyāṁ ca sākṣiṇe
guṇa-pravāho ’yam avidyayā kṛtaḥ
pravartate deva-nṛ-tiryag-ātmasu

SYNONYMS

tubhyam — to You; namaḥ — obeisances; te — Your; tu — and; aviṣakta — aloof; dṛṣṭaye — whose vision; sarva-ātmane — to the Soul of all; sarva — of everyone; dhiyām — of the consciousness; ca — and; sākṣiṇe — to the witness; guṇa — of the material modes; pravāhaḥ — the flow; ayam — this; avidyayā — by the force of ignorance; kṛtaḥ — created; pravartate — goes on; deva — as demigods; nṛ — humans; tiryak — and animals; ātmasu — among those who assume the identities.

TRANSLATION

I offer My obeisances to You, who as the Supreme Soul of all beings witness everyone’s consciousness with unbiased vision. The current of Your material modes, produced by the force of ignorance, flows strongly among the living beings who assume identities as demigods, humans and animals.

VERSE 10.40.13-14

agnir mukhaṁ te ’vanir aṅghrir īkṣaṇaṁ
sūryo nabho nābhir atho diśaḥ śrutiḥ
dyauḥ kaṁ surendrās tava bāhavo ’rṇavāḥ
kukṣir marut prāṇa-balaṁ prakalpitam

romāṇi vṛkṣauṣadhayaḥ śiroruhā
meghāḥ parasyāsthi-nakhāni te ’drayaḥ
nimeṣaṇaṁ rātry-ahanī prajāpatir
meḍhras tu vṛṣṭis tava vīryam iṣyate

SYNONYMS

agniḥ — fire; mukham — face; te — Your; avaniḥ — the earth; aṅghriḥ — feet; ikṣaṇam — eye; sūryaḥ — the sun; nabhaḥ — the sky; nābhiḥ — navel; atha u — and also; diśaḥ — the directions; śrutiḥ — sense of hearing; dyauḥ — heaven; kam — head; sura-indrāḥ — the chief demigods; tava — Your; bāhavaḥ — arms; arṇavāḥ — the oceans; kukṣiḥ — abdomen; marut — the wind; prāṇa — vital air; balam — and physical strength; prakalpitam — conceived; romāṇi — bodily hairs; vṛkṣa — the trees; oṣadhayaḥ — the plants; śiraḥ-ruhāḥ — the hair on Your head; meghāḥ — the clouds; parasya — of the Supreme; asthi — bones; nakhāni — and nails; te — of You; adrayaḥ — the mountains; nimeṣaṇam — the blinking of Your eyes; rātri-ahanī — day and night; prajāpatiḥ — the progenitor of mankind; meḍhraḥ — genitals; tu — and; vṛṣṭiḥ — the rain; tava — Your; vīryam — semen; iṣyate — is considered.

TRANSLATION

Fire is said to be Your face, the earth Your feet, the sun Your eye, and the sky Your navel. The directions are Your sense of hearing, the chief demigods Your arms, and the oceans Your abdomen. Heaven is thought to be Your head, and the wind Your vital air and physical strength. The trees and plants are the hairs on Your body, the clouds the hair on Your head, and the mountains the bones and nails of You, the Supreme. The passage of day and night is the blinking of Your eyes, the progenitor of mankind Your genitals, and the rain Your semen.

VERSE 10.40.15

tvayy avyayātman puruṣe prakalpitā
lokāḥ sa-pālā bahu-jīva-saṅkulāḥ
yathā jale sañjihate jalaukaso
’py udumbare vā maśakā mano-maye

SYNONYMS

tvayi — within You; avyaya-ātman — their inexhaustible one; puruṣe — the Supreme Personality of Godhead; prakalpitāḥ — created; lokāḥ — the worlds; sa-pālāḥ — together with their protecting demigods; bahu — with many; jīva — living beings; saṅkulāḥ — crowded; yathā — just as; jale — in water; sañjihate — move about; jala-okasaḥ — aquatic animals; api — indeed; udumbare — in an udumbara fruit (a kind of fig); — or; maśakāḥ — small biting insects; manaḥ — the mind (and other senses); maye — (in You) who comprise.

TRANSLATION

All the worlds, with their presiding demigods and teeming populations, originate in You, the inexhaustible Supreme Personality of Godhead. These worlds travel within You, the basis of the mind and senses, just as aquatics swim in the sea or tiny insects burrow within an udumbara fruit.

VERSE 10.40.16

yāni yānīha rūpāṇi
krīḍanārthaṁ bibharṣi hi
tair āmṛṣṭa-śuco lokā
mudā gāyanti te yaśaḥ

SYNONYMS

yāni yāni — which various; iha — in this material world; rūpāṇi — forms; krīḍana — of play; artham — for the sake; bibharṣi — You manifest; hi — indeed; taiḥ — by them; āmṛṣṭa — cleansed; śucaḥ — of their unhappiness; lokāḥ — people; mudā — joyfully; gāyanti — sing; te — Your; yaśaḥ — glories.

TRANSLATION

To enjoy Your pastimes You manifest Yourself in various forms in this material world, and these incarnations cleanse away all the unhappiness of those who joyfully chant Your glories.

VERSE 10.40.17-18

namaḥ kāraṇa-matsyāya
pralayābdhi-carāya ca
hayaśīrṣṇe namas tubhyaṁ
madhu-kaiṭabha-mṛtyave

akūpārāya bṛhate
namo mandara-dhāriṇe
kṣity-uddhāra-vihārāya
namaḥ śūkara-mūrtaye

SYNONYMS

namaḥ — obeisances; kāraṇa — who is the original cause of creation; matsyāya — to the Supreme Lord’s appearance as a fish; pralaya — of annihilation; abdhi — in the ocean; carāya — who moved about; ca — and; haya-śīrṣṇe — to the incarnation who appeared with the head of a horse; namaḥ — obeisances; tubhyam — to You; madhu-kaiṭabha — of the demons Madhu and Kaiṭabha; mṛtyave — to the killer; akūpārāya — to the tortoise; bṛhate — huge; namaḥ — obeisances; mandara — of Mandara Mountain; dhāriṇe — to the holder; kṣiti — of the earth; uddhāra — the lifting up; vihārāya — whose pleasure; namaḥ — obeisances; śūkara — of a boar; mūrtaye — to the form.

TRANSLATION

I offer my obeisances to You, the cause of the creation, Lord Matsya, who swam about in the ocean of dissolution, to Lord Hayagrīva, the killer of Madhu and Kaiṭabha, to the immense tortoise [Lord Kūrma], who supported Mandara Mountain, and to the boar incarnation [Lord Varāha], who enjoyed lifting the earth.

VERSE 10.40.19

namas te ’dbhuta-siṁhāya
sādhu-loka-bhayāpaha
vāmanāya namas tubhyaṁ
krānta-tribhuvanāya ca

SYNONYMS

namaḥ — obeisances; te — to You; adbhuta — amazing; siṁhāya — to the lion; sadhu-loka — of all saintly devotees; bhaya — of the fear; apaha — O remover; vāmanāya — to the dwarf; namaḥ — obeisances; tubhyam — to You; krānta — who stepped over; tri-bhuvanāya — the three planetary systems of the universe; ca — and.

TRANSLATION

Obeisances to You, the amazing lion [Lord Nṛsiṁha], who remove Your saintly devotees’ fear, and to the dwarf Vāmana, who stepped over the three worlds.

VERSE 10.40.20

namo bhṛguṇāṁ pataye
dṛpta-kṣatra-vana-cchide
namas te raghu-varyāya
rāvaṇānta-karāya ca

SYNONYMS

namaḥ — obeisances; bhṛgūṇām — of the descendants of Bhṛgu; pataye — to the chief (Lord Paraśurāma); dṛpta — conceited; kṣatra — of the members of the royal order; vana — the forest; chide — who cut down; namaḥ — obeisances; te — to You; raghu-varyāya — the best of the descendants of Raghu; rāvaṇa — of Rāvaṇa; anta-karāya — who put an end; ca — and.

TRANSLATION

Obeisances to You, Lord of the Bhṛgus, who cut down the forest of the conceited royal order, and to Lord Rāma, the best of the Raghu dynasty, who put an end to the demon Rāvaṇa.

VERSE 10.40.21

namas te vāsudevāya
namaḥ saṅkarṣaṇāya ca
pradyumnāyaniruddhāya
sātvatāṁ pataye namaḥ

SYNONYMS

namaḥ — obeisances; te — unto You; vāsudevāya — Lord Śrī Vāsudeva; namaḥ — obeisances; saṅkarṣaṇāya — to Lord Saṅkarṣaṇa; ca — and; pradyumnāya — to Lord Pradyumna; aniruddhāya — and to Lord Aniruddha; sātvatām — of the Yādavas; pataye — to the chief; namaḥ — obeisances.

TRANSLATION

Obeisances to You, Lord of the Sātvatas, and to Your forms of Vāsudeva, Saṅkarṣaṇa, Pradyumna and Aniruddha.

VERSE 10.40.22

namo buddhāya śuddhāya
daitya-dānava-mohine
mleccha-prāya-kṣatra-hantre
namas te kalki-rūpiṇe

SYNONYMS

namaḥ — obeisances; buddhāya — to Lord Buddha; śuddhāya — the pure; daitya-dānava — of the demoniac descendants of Diti and Dānu; mohine — to the bewilderer; mleccha — of the outcaste meat-eaters; prāya — resembling; kṣatra — kings; hantre — to the killer; namaḥ — obeisances; te — to You; kalki-rūpiṇe — in the form of Kalki.

TRANSLATION

Obeisances to Your form as the faultless Lord Buddha, who will bewilder the Daityas and Dānavas, and to Lord Kalki, the annihilator of the meat-eaters posing as kings.

VERSE 10.40.23

bhagavan jīva-loko ’yaṁ
mohitas tava māyayā
ahaṁ mamety asad-grāho
bhrāmyate karma-vartmasu

SYNONYMS

bhagavan — O Supreme Lord; jīva — of living entities; lokaḥ — the world; ayam — this; mohitaḥ — bewildered; tava — Your; māyayā — by the illusory energy; aham mama iti — based on the conceptions of “I” and “my”; asat — false; grāhaḥ — whose conception; bhrāmyate — is made to wander; karma — of fruitive work; vartmasu — along the paths.

TRANSLATION

O Supreme Lord, the living entities in this world are bewildered by Your illusory energy. Becoming involved in the false concepts of “I” and “my,” they are forced to wander along the paths of fruitive work.

VERSE 10.40.24

ahaṁ cātmātmajāgāra-
dārārtha-svajanādiṣu
bhramāmi svapna-kalpeṣu
mūḍhaḥ satya-dhiyā vibho

SYNONYMS

aham — I; ca — also; ātma — concerning my body; ātma-ja — children; agāra — home; dāra — wife; artha — wealth; sva-jana — followers; ādiṣu — and so on; bhramāmi — am deluded; svapna — a dream; kalpeṣu — who are just like; mūḍhaḥ — foolish; satya — that they are real; dhiyā — with the idea; vibho — O almighty Lord.

TRANSLATION

I too am deluded in this way, O almighty Lord, foolishly thinking my body, children, home, wife, money and followers to be real, though they are actually as unreal as a dream.

VERSE 10.40.25

anityānātma-duḥkheṣu
viparyaya-matir hy aham
dvandvārāmas tamo-viṣṭo
na jāne tvātmanaḥ priyam

SYNONYMS

anitya — not eternal; anātma — not the real self; duḥkheṣu — in the sources of misery; viparyaya — backwards; matiḥ — whose mentality; hi — indeed; aham — I; dvandva — in duality; ārāmaḥ — taking pleasure; tamaḥ — in ignorance; viṣṭaḥ — absorbed; na jāne — I fail to recognize; tvā — You; ātmanaḥ — of myself; priyam — the dearmost.

TRANSLATION

Thus mistaking the temporary for the eternal, my body for my self, and sources of misery for sources of happiness, I have tried to take pleasure in material dualities. Covered in this way by ignorance, I could not recognize You as the real object of my love.

VERSE 10.40.26

yathābudho jalaṁ hitvā
praticchannaṁ tad-udbhavaiḥ
abhyeti mṛga-tṛṣṇāṁ vai
tadvat tvāhaṁ parāṅ-mukhaḥ

SYNONYMS

yathā — as; abudhaḥ — someone who is unintelligent; jalam — water; hitvā — overlooking; praticchannam — covered; tat-udbhavaiḥ — by the plants growing in it; abhyeti — approaches; mṛga-tṛṣṇām — a mirage; vai — indeed; tadvat — in that same way; tvā — You; aham — I; parāk-mukhaḥ — turned away.

TRANSLATION

Just as a fool overlooks a body of water covered by the vegetation growing in it and chases a mirage, so I have turned away from You.

VERSE 10.40.27

notsahe ’haṁ kṛpaṇa-dhīḥ
kāma-karma-hataṁ manaḥ
roddhuṁ pramāthibhiś cākṣair
hriyamāṇam itas tataḥ

SYNONYMS

na utsahe — am not able to find the strength; aham — I; kṛpaṇa — crippled; dhīḥ — whose intelligence; kāma — by material desires; karma — and material activities; hatam — disturbed; manaḥ — my mind; roddhum — to keep in check; pramāthibhiḥ — which are very powerful and willful; ca — and; akṣaiḥ — by the senses; hriyamāṇam — being dragged; itaḥ tataḥ — here and there.

TRANSLATION

My intelligence is so crippled that I cannot find the strength to curb my mind, which is disturbed by material desires and activities and constantly dragged here and there by my obstinate senses.

VERSE 10.40.28

so ’haṁ tavāṅghry-upagato ’smy asatāṁ durāpaṁ
tac cāpy ahaṁ bhavad-anugraha īśa manye
puṁso bhaved yarhi saṁsaraṇāpavargas
tvayy abja-nābha sad-upāsanayā matiḥ syāt

SYNONYMS

saḥ — being such; aham — I; tava — Your; aṅghri — feet; upagataḥ asmi — am approaching; asatām — for those who are impure; durāpam — impossible to attain; tat — that; ca — and; api — also; aham — I; bhavat — Your; anugrahaḥ — mercy; īśa — O Lord; manye — think; puṁsaḥ — of a person; bhavet — occurs; yarhi — when; saṁsaraṇa — of his rotation in the cycle of material existence; apavargaḥ — the cessation; tvayi — of You; abja — like a lotus; nābha — O You whose navel; sat — of pure devotees; upāsanayā — by worship; matiḥ — consciousness; syāt — develops.

TRANSLATION

Being thus fallen, I am approaching Your feet for shelter, O Lord, because although the impure can never attain Your feet, I think it is nevertheless possible by Your mercy. Only when one’s material life has ceased, O lotus-naveled Lord, can one develop consciousness of You by serving Your pure devotees.

VERSE 10.40.29

namo vijñāna-mātrāya
sarva-pratyaya-hetave
puruṣeśa-pradhānāya
brahmaṇe ’nanta-śaktaye

SYNONYMS

namaḥ — obeisances; vijñāna — of pure knowledge; mātrāya — to the embodiment; sarva — of all; pratyaya — forms of knowledge; hetave — to the source; puruṣa — of a person; īśa — the controlling forces; pradhānāya — to Him who predominates; brahmaṇe — to the Supreme Absolute Truth; ananta — unlimited; śaktaye — whose potencies.

TRANSLATION

Obeisances to the Supreme Absolute Truth, the possessor of unlimited energies. He is the embodiment of pure, transcendental knowledge, the source of all kinds of awareness, and the predominator of the forces of nature that rule over the living being.

VERSE 10.40.30

namas te vāsudevāya
sarva-bhūta-kṣayāya ca
hṛṣīkeśa namas tubhyaṁ
prapannaṁ pāhi māṁ prabho

SYNONYMS

namaḥ — obeisances; te — to You; vāsudevāya — the son of Vasudeva; sarva — of all; bhūta — living beings; kṣayāya — the residence; ca — and; hṛṣīka-īśa — O Lord of the mind and senses; namaḥ — obeisances; tubhyam — to You; prapannam — who am surrendered; pāhi — please protect; mām — me; prabho — O master.

TRANSLATION

O son of Vasudeva, obeisances to You, within whom all living beings reside. O Lord of the mind and senses, again I offer You my obeisances. O master, please protect me, who am surrendered unto You.