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ŚB 10.84.22


नमस्तस्मै भगवते कृष्णायाकुण्ठमेधसे ।
स्वयोगमाययाच्छन्नमहिम्ने परमात्मने ॥ २२ ॥


namas tasmai bhagavate
mahimne paramātmane


namaḥ — obeisances; tasmai — to Him; bhagavate — the Supreme Lord; kṛṣṇāya — Kṛṣṇa; akuṇṭha — unrestricted; medhase — whose wisdom; sva — His own; yoga-māyayā — by the internal illusory potency; ācchanna — covered; mahimne — whose glories; parama-ātmane — the Supersoul.


Let us offer obeisances unto that Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Kṛṣṇa, the infinitely intelligent Supersoul, who has disguised His greatness through His mystic Yoga-māyā.


Apart from any future profit to be obtained from worshiping the Supreme Lord, it is every person’s most essential obligation to bow down to Him as an acknowledgement of one’s dependence and servitude. Lord Kṛṣṇa recommends,

man-manā bhava mad-bhakto
mad-yājī māṁ namaskuru
mām evaiṣyasi yuktvaivam
ātmānaṁ mat-parāyaṇaḥ

“Engage your mind always in thinking of Me, become My devotee, offer obeisances to Me and worship Me. Being completely absorbed in Me, surely you will come to Me.” (Bg. 9.34)