1. 51

    जनो जनस्यादिशतेऽसतीं मतिं यया प्रपद्येत दुरत्ययं तमः । त्वं त्वव्ययं ज्ञानममोघमञ्जसा प्रपद्यते येन जनो निजं पदम् ।। ८-२४-५१ ।।

    A materialistic so-called guru instructs his materialistic disciples about economic development and sense gratification, and because of such instructions the foolish disciples continue in the materialistic existence of ignorance. But Your Lordship gives knowledge that is eternal, and the intelligent person receiving such knowledge is quickly situated in his original constitutional position. ।। 8-24-51 ।।

  2. 52

    त्वं सर्वलोकस्य सुहृत्प्रियेश्वरो ह्यात्मा गुरुर्ज्ञानमभीष्टसिद्धिः । तथापि लोको न भवन्तमन्धधीर्जानाति सन्तं हृदि बद्धकामः ।। ८-२४-५२ ।।

    My Lord, You are the supreme well-wishing friend of everyone, the dearmost friend, the controller, the Supersoul, the supreme instructor and the giver of supreme knowledge and the fulfillment of all desires. But although You are within the heart, the foolish, because of lusty desires in the heart, cannot understand You. ।। 8-24-52 ।।

  3. 53

    तं त्वामहं देववरं वरेण्यं प्रपद्य ईशं प्रतिबोधनाय । छिन्ध्यर्थदीपैर्भगवन् वचोभिर्ग्रन्थीन् हृदय्यान् विवृणु स्वमोकः ।। ८-२४-५३ ।।

    O Supreme Lord, for self-realization I surrender unto You, who are worshiped by the demigods as the supreme controller of everything. By Your instructions, exposing life’s purpose, kindly cut the knot from the core of my heart and let me know the destination of my life. ।। 8-24-53 ।।

  4. 54

    श्रीशुक उवाच इत्युक्तवन्तं नृपतिं भगवानादिपूरुषः । मत्स्यरूपी महाम्भोधौ विहरंस्तत्त्वमब्रवीत् ।। ८-२४-५४ ।।

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: When Satyavrata had thus prayed to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who had assumed the form of a fish, the Lord, while moving in the water of inundation, explained to him the Absolute Truth. ।। 8-24-54 ।।

  5. 55

    पुराणसंहितां दिव्यां साङ्ख्ययोगक्रियावतीम् । सत्यव्रतस्य राजर्षेरात्मगुह्यमशेषतः ।। ८-२४-५५ ।।

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead thus explained to King Satyavrata the spiritual science known as sāṅkhya-yoga, the science by which one distinguishes between matter and spirit [in other words, bhakti-yoga], along with the instructions contained in the Purāṇas [the old histories] and the saṁhitās. The Lord explained Himself in all these literatures. ।। 8-24-55 ।।