SB 8.6.17

Text

eka eveśvaras tasmin
sura-kārye sureśvaraḥ
vihartu-kāmas tān āha
samudronmathanādibhiḥ

Synonyms

ekaḥ—alone; eva—indeed; isvarah—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; tasmin—in that; sura-kārye—the activities of the demigods; sura-isvarah—the Lord of the demigods, the Supreme Personality of Godhead; vihartu—to enjoy pastimes; kamah—desiring; tan—unto the demigods; aha—said; samudra-unmathana-ādibhiḥ—by activities of churning the ocean.

Translation

Although the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the master of the demigods, was capable of performing the activities of the demigods by Himself, He wanted to enjoy pastimes in churning the ocean. Therefore He spoke as follows.

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