1. 21

    सृजस्यथो लुम्पसि पासि विश्वं रजस्तमःसत्त्वगुणैः स्वशक्तिभिः । न बध्यसे तद्गुणकर्मभिर्वा ज्ञानात्मनस्ते क्व च बन्धहेतुः ।। १०-४८-२१ ।।

    You create, destroy and also maintain this universe with Your personal energies — the modes of passion, ignorance and goodness — yet You are never entangled by these modes or the activities they generate. Since You are the original source of all knowledge, what could ever cause You to be bound by illusion? ।। 10-48-21 ।।

  2. 22

    देहाद्युपाधेरनिरूपितत्वाद्भवो न साक्षान्न भिदाऽऽत्मनः स्यात् । अतो न बन्धस्तव नैव मोक्षः स्यातां निकामस्त्वयि नोऽविवेकः ।। १०-४८-२२ ।।

    Since it has never been demonstrated that You are covered by material, bodily designations, it must be concluded that for You there is neither birth in a literal sense nor any duality. Therefore You never undergo bondage or liberation, and if You appear to, it is only because of Your desire that we see You in that way, or simply because of our lack of discrimination. ।। 10-48-22 ।।

  3. 23

    त्वयोदितोऽयं जगतो हिताय यदा यदा वेदपथः पुराणः । बाध्येत पाखण्डपथैरसद्भिस्तदा भवान् सत्त्वगुणं बिभर्ति ।। १०-४८-२३ ।।

    You originally enunciated the ancient religious path of the Vedas for the benefit of the whole universe. Whenever that path becomes obstructed by wicked persons following the path of atheism, You assume one of Your incarnations, which are all in the transcendental mode of goodness. ।। 10-48-23 ।।

  4. 24

    स त्वं प्रभोऽद्य वसुदेवगृहेऽवतीर्णः स्वांशेन भारमपनेतुमिहासि भूमेः । अक्षौहिणीशतवधेन सुरेतरांशराज्ञाममुष्य च कुलस्य यशो वितन्वन् ।। १०-४८-२४ ।।

    You are that very same Supreme Person, my Lord, and You have now appeared in the home of Vasudeva with Your plenary portion. You have done this to relieve the earth’s burden by killing hundreds of armies led by kings who are expansions of the demigods’ enemies, and also to spread the fame of our dynasty. ।। 10-48-24 ।।

  5. 25

    अद्येश नो वसतयः खलु भूरिभागा यः सर्वदेवपितृभूतनृदेवमूर्तिः । यत्पादशौचसलिलं त्रिजगत्पुनाति स त्वं जगद्गुरुरधोक्षज याः प्रविष्टः ।। १०-४८-२५ ।।

    Today, O Lord, my home has become most fortunate because You have entered it. As the Supreme Truth, You embody the forefathers, ordinary creatures, human beings and demigods, and the water that has washed Your feet purifies the three worlds. Indeed, O transcendent one, You are the spiritual master of the universe. ।। 10-48-25 ।।