1. 31

    न ते गिरित्राखिललोकपालविरिञ्चवैकुण्ठसुरेन्द्रगम्यम् । ज्योतिः परं यत्र रजस्तमश्च सत्त्वं न यद्ब्रह्म निरस्तभेदम् ।‌। ८-७-३१ ।।

    O Lord Girīśa, since the impersonal Brahman effulgence is transcendental to the material modes of goodness, passion and ignorance, the various directors of this material world certainly cannot appreciate it or even know where it is. It is not understandable even to Lord Brahmā, Lord Viṣṇu or the King of heaven, Mahendra. ।‌। 8-7-31 ।।

  2. 32

    कामाध्वरत्रिपुरकालगराद्यनेकभूतद्रुहः क्षपयतः स्तुतये न तत्ते । यस्त्वन्तकाल इदमात्मकृतं स्वनेत्रवह्निस्फुलिङ्गशिखया भसितं न वेद ।‌। ८-७-३२ ।।

    When annihilation is performed by the flames and sparks emanating from your eyes, the entire creation is burned to ashes. Nonetheless, you do not know how this happens. What then is to be said of your destroying the Dakṣa-yajña, Tripurāsura and the kālakūṭa poison? Such activities cannot be subject matters for prayers offered to you. ।‌। 8-7-32 ।।

  3. 33

    ये त्वात्मरामगुरुभिर्हृदि चिन्तिताङ्घ्रिद्वन्द्वं चरन्तमुमया तपसाभितप्तम् । कत्थन्त उग्रपुरुषं निरतं श्मशाने ते नूनमूतिमविदंस्तव हातलज्जाः ।‌। ८-७-३३ ।।

    Exalted, self-satisfied persons who preach to the entire world think of your lotus feet constantly within their hearts. However, when persons who do not know your austerity see you moving with Umā, they misunderstand you to be lusty, or when they see you wandering in the crematorium they mistakenly think that you are ferocious and envious. Certainly they are shameless. They cannot understand your activities. ।‌। 8-7-33 ।।

  4. 34

    तत्तस्य ते सदसतोः परतः परस्य नाञ्जः स्वरूपगमने प्रभवन्ति भूम्नः । ब्रह्मादयः किमुत संस्तवने वयं तु तत्सर्गसर्गविषया अपि शक्तिमात्रम् ।‌। ८-७-३४ ।।

    Even personalities like Lord Brahmā and other demigods cannot understand your position, for you are beyond the moving and nonmoving creation. Since no one can understand you in truth, how can one offer you prayers? It is impossible. As far as we are concerned, we are creatures of Lord Brahmā’s creation. Under the circumstances, therefore, we cannot offer you adequate prayers, but as far as our ability allows, we have expressed our feelings. ।‌। 8-7-34 ।।

  5. 35

    एतत्परं प्रपश्यामो न परं ते महेश्वर । मृडनाय हि लोकस्य व्यक्तिस्तेऽव्यक्तकर्मणः ।‌। ८-७-३५ ।।

    O greatest of all rulers, your actual identity is impossible for us to understand. As far as we can see, your presence brings flourishing happiness to everyone. Beyond this, no one can appreciate your activities. We can see this much, and nothing more. ।‌। 8-7-35 ।।