मनन्तशक्तिं पुरुषं यमाहु: ।
कालो भवानाक्षिपतीश विश्वं
स्रोतो यथान्त:पतितं गभीरम् ॥ २७ ॥
ananta-śaktiṁ puruṣaṁ yam āhuḥ
kālo bhavān ākṣipatīśa viśvaṁ
sroto yathāntaḥ patitaṁ gabhīram
tvam — Your Lordship; ādiḥ — the original cause; antaḥ — the cause of dissolution; bhuvanasya — of the universe; madhyam — maintenance of the present manifestation; ananta-śaktim — the reservoir of unlimited potencies; puruṣam — the Supreme Person; yam — whom; āhuḥ — they say; kālaḥ — the principle of eternal time; bhavān — Your Lordship; ākṣipati — attracting; īśa — the Supreme Lord; viśvam — the whole universe; srotaḥ — waves; yathā — as; antaḥ patitam — fallen within the water; gabhīram — very deep.
O my Lord, You are the beginning, the manifestation and the ultimate dissolution of the three worlds, and You are celebrated in the Vedas as the reservoir of unlimited potencies, the Supreme Person. O my Lord, as waves attract branches and leaves that have fallen into deep water, You, the supreme eternal time factor, attract everything in this universe.
The time factor is sometimes described as kāla-srota, waves of time. Everything in this material world is within the time factor and is being carried away by waves of attraction, which represent the Supreme Personality of Godhead.