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ŚB 10.85.19


तत्ते गतोऽस्म्यरणमद्य पदारविन्द-
मापन्नसंसृतिभयापहमार्तबन्धो ।
मर्त्यात्मद‍ृक् त्वयि परे यदपत्यबुद्धि: ॥ १९ ॥


tat te gato ’smy araṇam adya padāravindam
āpanna-saṁsṛti-bhayāpaham ārta-bandho
etāvatālam alam indriya-lālasena
martyātma-dṛk tvayi pare yad apatya-buddhiḥ


tat — therefore; te — Your; gataḥ — come; asmi — I am; araṇam — for shelter; adya — today; pāda-aravindam — to the lotus feet; āpanna — for those who have surrendered; saṁsṛti — of material entanglement; bhaya — the fear; apaham — which remove; ārta — of the distressed; bandho — O friend; etāvatā — this much; alam alam — enough, enough; indriya — for sense enjoyment; lālasena — with hankering; martya — as mortal (the material body); ātma — myself; dṛk — whose seeing; tvayi — toward You; pare — the Supreme; yat — because of which (hankering); apatya — (of Your being my) child; buddhiḥ — the mentality.


Therefore, O friend of the distressed, I now approach Your lotus feet for shelter — the same lotus feet that dispel all fear of worldly existence for those who have surrendered to them. Enough! Enough with hankering for sense enjoyment, which makes me identify with this mortal body and think of You, the Supreme, as my child.


Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī suggests that Vasudeva condemns himself here for thinking of trying to gain special opulences because he is the father of the Supreme Lord. Thus Vasudeva contrasts himself with Nanda, the King of Vraja, who was satisfied with pure love of God and nothing else.