1. 21

    तत्रासीनं मुनिं वीक्ष्य कपिलाख्यमधोक्षजम् । अस्तौत्समाहितमनाः प्राञ्जलिः प्रणतो महान् ।। ९-८-२१ ।।

    The great Aṁśumān saw the sage named Kapila, the saint who is an incarnation of Viṣṇu, sitting there by the horse. Aṁśumān offered Him respectful obeisances, folded his hands and offered Him prayers with great attention. ।। 9-8-21 ।।

  2. 22

    अंशुमानुवाच न पश्यति त्वां परमात्मनोऽजनो न बुध्यतेऽद्यापि समाधियुक्तिभिः । कुतोऽपरे तस्य मनःशरीरधीविसर्गसृष्टा वयमप्रकाशाः ।। ९-८-२२ ।।

    Aṁśumān said: My Lord, even Lord Brahmā is to this very day unable to understand Your position, which is far beyond himself, either by meditation or by mental speculation. So what to speak of others like us, who have been created by Brahmā in various forms as demigods, animals, human beings, birds and beasts? We are completely in ignorance. Therefore, how can we know You, who are the Transcendence? ।। 9-8-22 ।।

  3. 23

    ये देहभाजस्त्रिगुणप्रधाना गुणान् विपश्यन्त्युत वा तमश्च । यन्मायया मोहितचेतसस्ते विदुः स्वसंस्थं न बहिःप्रकाशाः ९-८-२३ ।।

    My Lord, You are fully situated in everyone’s heart, but the living entities, covered by the material body, cannot see You, for they are influenced by the external energy, conducted by the three modes of material nature. Their intelligence being covered by sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa, they can see only the actions and reactions of these three modes of material nature. Because of the actions and reactions of the mode of ignorance, whether the living entities are awake or sleeping, they can see only the workings of material nature; they cannot see Your Lordship. ।। 9-8-23 ।।

  4. 24

    तं त्वामहं ज्ञानघनं स्वभावप्रध्वस्तमायागुणभेदमोहैः । सनन्दनाद्यैर्मुनिभिर्विभाव्यं कथं हि मूढः परिभावयामि ।। ९-८-२४ ।।

    O my Lord, sages freed from the influence of the three modes of material nature — sages such as the four Kumāras [Sanat, Sanaka, Sanandana and Sanātana] — are able to think of You, who are concentrated knowledge. But how can an ignorant person like me think of You? ।। 9-8-24 ।।

  5. 25

    प्रशान्तमायागुणकर्मलिङ्गमनामरूपं सदसद्विमुक्तम् । ज्ञानोपदेशाय गृहीतदेहं नमामहे त्वां पुरुषं पुराणम् ।। ९-८-२५ ।।

    O completely peaceful Lord, although material nature, fruitive activities and their consequent material names and forms are Your creation, You are unaffected by them. Therefore, Your transcendental name is different from material names, and Your form is different from material forms. You assume a form resembling a material body just to give us instructions like those of Bhagavad-gītā, but actually You are the supreme original person. I therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto You. ।। 9-8-25 ।।