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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.8.16
mām ugra-dharmād akhilāt pramādān
nārāyaṇaḥ pātu naraś ca hāsāt
dattas tv ayogād atha yoga-nāthaḥ
pāyād guṇeśaḥ kapilaḥ karma-bandhāt
mām — me; ugra-dharmāt — from unnecessary religious principles; akhilāt — from all kinds of activities; pramādāt — which are enacted in madness; nārāyaṇaḥ — Lord Nārāyaṇa; pātu — may He protect; naraḥ ca — and Nara; hāsāt — from unnecessary pride; dattaḥ — Dattātreya; tu — of course; ayogāt — from the path of false yoga; atha — indeed; yoga-nāthaḥ — the master of all mystic powers; pāyāt — may He protect; guṇa-īśaḥ — the master of all spiritual qualities; kapilaḥ — Lord Kapila; karma-bandhāt — from the bondage of fruitive activities.
May Lord Nārāyaṇa protect me from unnecessarily following false religious systems and falling from my duties due to madness. May the Lord in His appearance as Nara protect me from unnecessary pride. May Lord Dattātreya, the master of all mystic power, protect me from falling while performing bhakti-yoga, and may Lord Kapila, the master of all good qualities, protect me from the material bondage of fruitive activities.
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