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    मैत्रेय उवाच एवं निशम्य कपिलस्य वचो जनित्री सा कर्दमस्य दयिता किल देवहूतिः । विस्रस्तमोहपटला तमभिप्रणम्य तुष्टाव तत्त्वविषयाङ्कितसिद्धिभूमिम् ।। ३-३३-१ ।।

    Śrī Maitreya said: Thus Devahūti, the mother of Lord Kapila and wife of Kardama Muni, became freed from all ignorance concerning devotional service and transcendental knowledge. She offered her obeisances unto the Lord, the author of the basic principles of the Sāṅkhya system of philosophy, which is the background of liberation, and she satisfied Him with the following verses of prayer. ।। 3-33-1 ।।

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    देवहूतिरुवाच अथाप्यजोऽन्तःसलिले शयानं भूतेन्द्रियार्थात्ममयं वपुस्ते । गुणप्रवाहं सदशेषबीजं दध्यौ स्वयं यज्जठराब्जजातः ।। ३-३३-२ ।।

    Devahūti said: Brahmā is said to be unborn because he takes birth from the lotus flower which grows from Your abdomen while You lie in the ocean at the bottom of the universe. But even Brahmā simply meditated upon You, whose body is the source of unlimited universes. ।। 3-33-2 ।।

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    स एव विश्वस्य भवान् विधत्ते गुणप्रवाहेण विभक्तवीर्यः । सर्गाद्यनीहोऽवितथाभिसन्धिरात्मेश्वरोऽतर्क्यसहस्रशक्तिः ।। ३-३३-३ ।।

    My dear Lord, although personally You have nothing to do, You have distributed Your energies in the interactions of the material modes of nature, and for that reason the creation, maintenance and dissolution of the cosmic manifestation take place. My dear Lord, You are self-determined and are the Supreme Personality of Godhead for all living entities. For them You created this material manifestation, and although You are one, Your diverse energies can act multifariously. This is inconceivable to us. ।। 3-33-3 ।।

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    स त्वं भृतो मे जठरेण नाथ कथं नु यस्योदर एतदासीत् । विश्वं युगान्ते वटपत्र एकः शेते स्म मायाशिशुरङ्घ्रिपानः ।। ३-३३-४ ।।

    As the Supreme Personality of Godhead, You have taken birth from my abdomen. O my Lord, how is that possible for the supreme one, who has in His belly all the cosmic manifestation? The answer is that it is possible, for at the end of the millennium You lie down on a leaf of a banyan tree, and just like a small baby, You lick the toe of Your lotus foot. ।। 3-33-4 ।।

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    त्वं देहतन्त्रः प्रशमाय पाप्मनां निदेशभाजां च विभो विभूतये । यथावतारास्तव सूकरादयस्तथायमप्यात्मपथोपलब्धये ।। ३-३३-५ ।।

    My dear Lord, You have assumed this body in order to diminish the sinful activities of the fallen and to enrich their knowledge in devotion and liberation. Since these sinful people are dependent on Your direction, by Your own will You assume incarnations as a boar and as other forms. Similarly, You have appeared in order to distribute transcendental knowledge to Your dependents. ।। 3-33-5 ।।