मन्थानं मन्दरं कृत्वा नेत्रं कृत्वा तु वासुकिम् ॥ २२ ॥
सहायेन मया देवा निर्मन्थध्वमतन्द्रिता: ।
क्लेशभाजो भविष्यन्ति दैत्या यूयं फलग्रहा: ॥ २३ ॥
manthānaṁ mandaraṁ kṛtvā
netraṁ kṛtvā tu vāsukim
daityā yūyaṁ phala-grahāḥ
kṣiptvā — putting; kṣīra-udadhau — in the Ocean of Milk; sarvāḥ — all kinds of; vīrut — creepers; tṛṇa — grass; latā — vegetables; auṣadhīḥ — and drugs; manthānam — the churning rod; mandaram — Mandara Mountain; kṛtvā — making; netram — the churning rope; kṛtvā — making; tu — but; vāsukim — the snake Vāsuki; sahāyena — with a helper; mayā — by Me; devāḥ — all the demigods; nirmanthadhvam — go on churning; atandritāḥ — very carefully, without diversion; kleśa-bhājaḥ — sharetakers of sufferings; bhaviṣyanti — will be; daityāḥ — the demons; yūyam — but all of you; phala-grahāḥ — gainers of the actual result.
O demigods, cast into the Ocean of Milk all kinds of vegetables, grass, creepers and drugs. Then, with My help, making Mandara Mountain the churning rod and Vāsuki the rope for churning, churn the Ocean of Milk with undiverted attention. Thus the demons will be engaged in labor, but you, the demigods, will gain the actual result, the nectar produced from the ocean.
It appears that when different kinds of drugs, creepers, grass and vegetables are put into this milk and the milk is churned, as milk is churned for butter, the active principles of the vegetables and drugs mix with the milk, and the result is nectar.