1. 26

    यथाबुधो जलं हित्वा प्रतिच्छन्नं तदुद्भवैः । अभ्येति मृगतृष्णां वै तद्वत्त्वाहं पराङ्मुखः ।। १०-४०-२६ ।।

    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. ।। 10-40-26 ।।

  2. 27

    नोत्सहेऽहं कृपणधीः कामकर्महतं मनः । रोद्धुं प्रमाथिभिश्चाक्षैर्ह्रियमाणमितस्ततः ।। १०-४०-२७ ।।

    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. ।। 10-40-27 ।।

  3. 28

    सोऽहं तवाङ्घ्र्युपगतोऽस्म्यसतां दुरापं तच्चाप्यहं भवदनुग्रह ईश मन्ये । पुंसो भवेद्यर्हि संसरणापवर्गस्त्वय्यब्जनाभ सदुपासनया मतिः स्यात् ।। १०-४०-२८ ।।

    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. ।। 10-40-28 ।।

  4. 29

    नमो विज्ञानमात्राय सर्वप्रत्ययहेतवे । पुरुषेशप्रधानाय ब्रह्मणेऽनन्तशक्तये ।। १०-४०-२९ ।।

    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. ।। 10-40-29 ।।

  5. 30

    नमस्ते वासुदेवाय सर्वभूतक्षयाय च । हृषीकेश नमस्तुभ्यं प्रपन्नं पाहि मां प्रभो ।। १०-४०-३० ।।

    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. ।। 10-40-30 ।।