1. 46

    नमो गुणप्रदीपाय गुणात्मच्छादनाय च । गुणवृत्त्युपलक्ष्याय गुणद्रष्ट्रे स्वसंविदे ।। १०-१६-४६ ।।

    Obeisances to You, O Lord, who manifest varieties of material and spiritual qualities. You disguise Yourself with the material qualities, and yet the functioning of those same material qualities ultimately reveals Your existence. You stand apart from the material qualities as a witness and can be fully known only by Your devotees. ।। 10-16-46 ।।

  2. 47

    अव्याकृतविहाराय सर्वव्याकृतसिद्धये । हृषीकेश नमस्तेऽस्तु मुनये मौनशीलिने ।। १०-१६-४७ ।।

    O Lord Hṛṣīkeśa, master of the senses, please let us offer our obeisances unto You, whose pastimes are inconceivably glorious. Your existence can be inferred from the necessity for a creator and revealer of all cosmic manifestations. But although Your devotees can understand You in this way, to the nondevotees You remain silent, absorbed in self-satisfaction. ।। 10-16-47 ।।

  3. 48

    परावरगतिज्ञाय सर्वाध्यक्षाय ते नमः । अविश्वाय च विश्वाय तद्द्रष्ट्रेऽस्य च हेतवे ।। १०-१६-४८ ।।

    Obeisances unto You, who know the destination of all things, superior and inferior, and who are the presiding regulator of all that be. You are distinct from the universal creation, and yet You are the basis upon which the illusion of material creation evolves, and also the witness of this illusion. Indeed, You are the root cause of the entire world. ।। 10-16-48 ।।

  4. 49

    त्वं ह्यस्य जन्मस्थितिसंयमान् प्रभो गुणैरनीहोऽकृतकालशक्तिधृक् । तत्तत्स्वभावान् प्रतिबोधयन् सतः समीक्षयामोघविहार ईहसे ।। १०-१६-४९ ।।

    O almighty Lord, although You have no reason to become involved in material activity, still You act through Your eternal potency of time to arrange for the creation, maintenance and destruction of this universe. You do this by awakening the distinct functions of each of the modes of nature, which before the creation lie dormant. Simply by Your glance You perfectly execute all these activities of cosmic control in a sporting mood. ।। 10-16-49 ।।

  5. 50

    तस्यैव तेऽमूस्तनवस्त्रिलोक्यां शान्ता अशान्ता उत मूढयोनयः । शान्ताः प्रियास्ते ह्यधुनावितुं सतां स्थातुश्च ते धर्मपरीप्सयेहतः ।। १०-१६-५० ।।

    Therefore all material bodies throughout the three worlds — those that are peaceful, in the mode of goodness; those that are agitated, in the mode of passion; and those that are foolish, in the mode of ignorance — all are Your creations. Still, those living entities whose bodies are in the mode of goodness are especially dear to You, and it is to maintain them and protect their religious principles that You are now present on the earth. ।। 10-16-50 ।।