नमो नम: कारणविग्रहाय
निगूढनित्यानुभवाय तुभ्यम् ॥ १ ॥
namo namaḥ kāraṇa-vigrahāya
namo ’vadhūta dvija-bandhu-liṅga-
rahūgaṇaḥ uvāca — King Rahūgaṇa said; namaḥ — my respectful obeisances; namaḥ — obeisances; kāraṇa-vigrahāya — to one whose body emanates from the Supreme Person, the cause of all causes; svarūpa-tucchīkṛta-vigrahāya — who has completely removed all the contradictions of the scriptures by manifesting his true self; namaḥ — respectful obeisances; avadhūta — O master of all mystic power; dvija-bandhu-liṅga — by the characteristics of a person born in a brāhmaṇa family but not executing the duties of a brāhmaṇa; nigūḍha — covered; nitya-anubhavāya — to him whose eternal self-realization; tubhyam — to you.
King Rahūgaṇa said: O most exalted personality, you are not different from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. By the influence of your true self, all kinds of contradiction in the śāstras have been removed. In the dress of a friend of a brāhmaṇa, you are hiding your transcendental blissful position. I offer my respectful obeisances unto you.
From the Brahma-saṁhitā we understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the cause of all causes (sarva-kāraṇa-kāraṇam). Ṛṣabhadeva was the direct incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the cause of all causes. His son, Bharata Mahārāja, who was now acting as the brāhmaṇa Jaḍa Bharata, had received his body from the cause of all causes. Therefore he is addressed as kāraṇa-vigrahāya.