Canto 4: Creation of the Fourth OrderChapter 1: Genealogical Table of the Daughters of Manu

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.57

so 'yaḿ sthiti-vyatikaropaśamāya sṛṣṭān

sattvena naḥ sura-gaṇān anumeya-tattvaḥ

dṛśyād adabhra-karuṇena vilokanena

yac chrī-niketam amalaḿ kṣipatāravindam


saḥ — that; ayamHe; sthiti — of the created world; vyatikara — calamities; upaśamāya — for destroying; sṛṣṭān — created; sattvena — by the mode of goodness; naḥ — us; sura-gaṇān — the demigods; anumeya-tattvaḥ — understood by the Vedas; dṛśyāt — glance over; adabhra-karuṇena — merciful; vilokanena — glance; yat — which; śrī-niketam — the home of the goddess of fortune; amalam — spotless; kṣipata — supersedes; aravindam — lotus.


Let that Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is understood by truly authorized Vedic literature and who has created peace and prosperity to destroy all calamities of the created world, be kind enough to bestow His glance upon the demigods. His merciful glance can supersede the beauty of the spotless lotus flower which is the home of the goddess of fortune.


The Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the origin of the cosmic manifestation, is covered by the wonderful activities of material nature, just as outer space or the illumination of the sun and moon is sometimes covered by clouds or dust. It is very difficult to find the origin of the cosmic manifestation; therefore material scientists conclude that nature is the ultimate cause of all manifestations. But from śāstra, or authentic literature like Bhagavad-gītā and other Vedic scriptures, we understand that behind this wonderful cosmic manifestation is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and in order to maintain the regular procedures of the cosmic manifestation and to be visible to the eyes of persons who are in the mode of goodness, the Lord appears. He is the cause of the creation and dissolution of the cosmic manifestation. The demigods therefore prayed for His merciful glance upon them in order to be blessed.

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