|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 11: Summary Description of the Mahāpuruṣa|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.11.2-3
kevalasya śriyaḥ pateḥ
kalpayanti yathā ca yaiḥ
tan no varṇaya bhadraḿ te
martyo yāyād amartyatām
tāntrikāḥ — the followers of the methods of the tantric literatures; paricaryāyām — in regulated worship; kevalasya — who is pure spirit; śrīyaḥ — of the goddess of fortune; pateḥ — of the master; ańga — His limbs, such as His feet; upāńga — His secondary limbs, such as associates like Garuḍa; āyudha — His weapons, such as the Sudarśana disc; ākalpam — and His ornaments, such as the Kaustubha gem; kalpayanti — they conceive of; yathā — how; ca — and; yaiḥ — by which (material representations); tat — that; naḥ — to us; varṇaya — please describe; bhadram — all-auspiciousness; te — unto you; kriyā-yogam — the practical method of cultivation; bubhutsatām — who are eager to learn; yena — by which; kriyā — in the systematic practice; naipuṇena — expertise; martyaḥ — a mortal being; yāyāt — may attain; amartyatām — immortality.
All good fortune to you! Please explain to us, who are very eager to learn, the process of kriyā-yoga practiced through regulated worship of the transcendental Lord, the husband of the goddess of fortune. Please also explain how the Lord's devotees conceive of His limbs, associates, weapons and ornaments in terms of particular material representations. By expertly worshiping the Supreme Lord, a mortal can attain immortality.
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