1. 31

    ब्रह्मोवाच नैतत्स्वरूपं भवतोऽसौ पदार्थभेदग्रहैः पुरुषो यावदीक्षेत् । ज्ञानस्य चार्थस्य गुणस्य चाश्रयो मायामयाद्व्यतिरिक्तो यतस्त्वम् ।। ४-७-३१ ।।

    Lord Brahmā said: My dear Lord, Your personality and eternal form cannot be understood by any person who is trying to know You through the different processes of acquiring knowledge. Your position is always transcendental to the material creation, whereas the empiric attempt to understand You is material, as are its objectives and instruments. ।। 4-7-31 ।।

  2. 32

    इन्द्र उवाच इदमप्यच्युत विश्वभावनं वपुरानन्दकरं मनोदृशाम् । सुरविद्विट्क्षपणैरुदायुधैर्भुजदण्डैरुपपन्नमष्टभिः ।। ४-७-३२ ।।

    King Indra said: My dear Lord, Your transcendental form with eight hands and weapons in each of them appears for the welfare of the entire universe, and it is very pleasing to the mind and eyes. In such a form, Your Lordship is always prepared to punish the demons, who are envious of Your devotees. ।। 4-7-32 ।।

  3. 33

    पत्न्य ऊचुः यज्ञोऽयं तव यजनाय केन सृष्टो विध्वस्तः पशुपतिनाद्य दक्षकोपात् । तं नस्त्वं शवशयनाभशान्तमेधं यज्ञात्मन् नलिनरुचा दृशा पुनीहि ।। ४-७-३३ ।।

    The wives of the performers of the sacrifice said: My dear Lord, this sacrifice was arranged under the instruction of Brahmā, but unfortunately Lord Śiva, being angry at Dakṣa, devastated the entire scene, and because of his anger the animals meant for sacrifice are lying dead. Therefore the preparations of the yajña have been lost. Now, by the glance of Your lotus eyes, the sanctity of this sacrificial arena may be again invoked. ।। 4-7-33 ।।

  4. 34

    ऋषय ऊचुः अनन्वितं ते भगवन् विचेष्टितं यदात्मना चरसि हि कर्म नाज्यसे । विभूतये यत उपसेदुरीश्वरीं न मन्यते स्वयमनुवर्ततीं भवान् ।। ४-७-३४ ।।

    The sages prayed: Dear Lord, Your activities are most wonderful, and although You do everything by Your different potencies, You are not at all attached to such activities. You are not even attached to the goddess of fortune, who is worshiped by the great demigods like Brahmā, who pray to achieve her mercy. ।। 4-7-34 ।।

  5. 35

    सिद्धा ऊचुः अयं त्वत्कथामृष्टपीयूषनद्यां मनोवारणः क्लेशदावाग्निदग्धः । तृषार्तोऽवगाढो न सस्मार दावं न निष्क्रामति ब्रह्मसम्पन्नवन्नः ।। ४-७-३५ ।।

    The Siddhas prayed: Like an elephant that has suffered in a forest fire but can forget all its troubles by entering a river, our minds, O Lord, always merge in the nectarean river of Your transcendental pastimes, and they desire never to leave such transcendental bliss, which is as good as the pleasure of merging in the Absolute. ।। 4-7-35 ।।