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    यशः शिवं सुश्रव आर्यसङ्गमे यदृच्छया चोपश‍ृणोति ते सकृत् । कथं गुणज्ञो विरमेद्विना पशुं श्रीर्यत्प्रवव्रे गुणसङ्ग्रहेच्छया ।। ४-२०-२६ ।।

    My dear highly glorified Lord, if one, in the association of pure devotees, hears even once the glories of Your activities, he does not, unless he is nothing but an animal, give up the association of devotees, for no intelligent person would be so careless as to leave their association. The perfection of chanting and hearing about Your glories was accepted even by the goddess of fortune, who desired to hear of Your unlimited activities and transcendental glories. ।। 4-20-26 ।।

  2. 27

    अथाभजे त्वाखिलपूरुषोत्तमं गुणालयं पद्मकरेव लालसः । अप्यावयोरेकपतिस्पृधोः कलिर्न स्यात्कृतत्वच्चरणैकतानयोः ।। ४-२०-२७ ।।

    Now I wish to engage in the service of the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and to serve just like the goddess of fortune, who carries a lotus flower in her hand, because His Lordship, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is the reservoir of all transcendental qualities. I am afraid that the goddess of fortune and I would quarrel because both of us would be attentively engaged in the same service. ।। 4-20-27 ।।

  3. 28

    जगज्जनन्यां जगदीश वैशसं स्यादेव यत्कर्मणि नः समीहितम् । करोषि फल्ग्वप्युरु दीनवत्सलः स्व एव धिष्ण्येऽभिरतस्य किं तया ।। ४-२०-२८ ।।

    My dear Lord of the universe, the goddess of fortune, Lakṣmī, is the mother of the universe, and yet I think that she may be angry with me because of my intruding upon her service and acting on that very platform to which she is so much attached. Yet I am hopeful that even though there is some misunderstanding, You will take my part, for You are very much inclined to the poor, and You always magnify even insignificant service unto You. Therefore even though she becomes angry, I think that there is no harm for You, because You are so self-sufficient that You can do without her. ।। 4-20-28 ।।

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    भजन्त्यथ त्वामत एव साधवः व्युदस्तमायागुणविभ्रमोदयम् । भवत्पदानुस्मरणादृते सतां निमित्तमन्यद्भगवन् न विद्महे ।। ४-२०-२९ ।।

    Great saintly persons who are always liberated take to Your devotional service because only by devotional service can one be relieved from the illusions of material existence. O my Lord, there is no reason for the liberated souls to take shelter at Your lotus feet except that such souls are constantly thinking of Your feet. ।। 4-20-29 ।।

  5. 30

    मन्ये गिरं ते जगतां विमोहिनीं वरं वृणीष्वेति भजन्तमात्थ यत् । वाचा नु तन्त्या यदि ते जनोऽसितः कथं पुनः कर्म करोति मोहितः ।। ४-२०-३० ।।

    My dear Lord, what You have said to Your unalloyed devotee is certainly very much bewildering. The allurements You offer in the Vedas are certainly not suitable for pure devotees. People in general, bound by the sweet words of the Vedas, engage themselves again and again in fruitive activities, enamored by the results of their actions. ।। 4-20-30 ।।