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    श्रीबादरायणिरुवाच वृषध्वजो निशम्येदं योषिद्रूपेण दानवान् । मोहयित्वा सुरगणान् हरिः सोममपाययत् ।। ८-१२-१ ।।

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, in the form of a woman, captivated the demons and enabled the demigods to drink the nectar. ।। 8-12-1 ।।

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    वृषमारुह्य गिरिशः सर्वभूतगणैर्वृतः । सह देव्या ययौ द्रष्टुं यत्रास्ते मधुसूदनः ।। ८-१२-२ ।।

    After hearing of these pastimes, Lord Śiva, who is carried by a bull, went to the place where Madhusūdana, the Lord, resides. Accompanied by his wife, Umā, and surrounded by his companions, the ghosts, Lord Śiva went there to see the Lord’s form as a woman. ।। 8-12-2 ।।

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    सभाजितो भगवता सादरं सोमया भवः । सूपविष्ट उवाचेदं प्रतिपूज्य स्मयन् हरिम् ।। ८-१२-३ ।।

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead welcomed Lord Śiva and Umā with great respect, and after being seated comfortably, Lord Śiva duly worshiped the Lord and smilingly spoke as follows. ।। 8-12-3 ।।

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    श्रीमहादेव उवाच देवदेव जगद्व्यापिन् जगदीश जगन्मय । सर्वेषामपि भावानां त्वमात्मा हेतुरीश्वरः ।। ८-१२-४ ।।

    Lord Mahādeva said: O chief demigod among the demigods, O all-pervading Lord, master of the universe, by Your energy You are transformed into the creation. You are the root and efficient cause of everything. You are not material. Indeed, You are the Supersoul or supreme living force of everything. Therefore, You are Parameśvara, the supreme controller of all controllers. ।। 8-12-4 ।।

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    आद्यन्तावस्य यन्मध्यमिदमन्यदहं बहिः । यतोऽव्ययस्य नैतानि तत्सत्यं ब्रह्म चिद्भवान् ।। ८-१२-५ ।।

    The manifest, the unmanifest, false ego and the beginning, maintenance and annihilation of this cosmic manifestation all come from You, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. But because You are the Absolute Truth, the supreme absolute spirit soul, the Supreme Brahman, such changes as birth, death and sustenance do not exist in You. ।। 8-12-5 ।।