Cc. Ādi 1.48


naivopayanty apacitiṁ kavayas taveśa
brahmāyuṣāpi kṛtam ṛddha-mudaḥ smarantaḥ
yo ‘ntar bahis tanu-bhṛtām aśubhaṁ vidhunvann
ācārya-caittya-vapuṣā sva-gatiṁ vyanakti


na eva—not at all; upayanti—are able to express; apacitim—their gratitude; kavayaḥ—learned devotees; tava—Your; isa—O Lord; brahma-āyuṣā—with a lifetime equal to Lord Brahmā’s; api—in spite of; krtam—magnanimous work; rddha—increased; mudaḥ—joy; smarantaḥ—remembering; yah—who; antah—within; bahiḥ—outside; tanu-bhrtam—of those who are embodied; aśubham—misfortune; vidhunvan—dissipating; ācārya—of the spiritual master; caittya—of the Supersoul; vapuṣā—by the forms; sva—own; gatim—path; vyanakti—shows.


“O my Lord! Transcendental poets and experts in spiritual science could not fully express their indebtedness to You, even if they were endowed with the prolonged lifetime of Brahmā, for You appear in two features—externally as the ācārya and internally as the Supersoul—to deliver the embodied living being by directing him how to come to You.”


This verse from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (11.29.6) was spoken by Śrī Uddhava after he heard from Śrī Kṛṣṇa all necessary instructions about yoga.

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