धार्यते यैरिह ज्योति: शिव: पन्था: प्रदर्शित: ॥ १२ ॥
यान् वन्दन्त्युपतिष्ठन्ते लोकनाथा: सुरेश्वरा: ।
भगवानपि विश्वात्मा पावन: श्रीनिकेतन: ॥ १३ ॥
वयं तत्रापि भृगव: शिष्योऽस्या न: पितासुर: ।
अस्मद्धार्यं धृतवती शूद्रो वेदमिवासती ॥ १४ ॥
mukhaṁ puṁsaḥ parasya ye
dhāryate yair iha jyotiḥ
śivaḥ panthāḥ pradarśitaḥ
bhagavān api viśvātmā
śiṣyo ’syā naḥ pitāsuraḥ
śūdro vedam ivāsatī
yaiḥ — by which persons; idam — this entire universe; tapasā — by austerity; sṛṣṭam — was created; mukham — the face; puṁsaḥ — of the Supreme Person; parasya — transcendental; ye — those who (are); dhāryate — is always born; yaiḥ — by which persons; iha — here; jyotiḥ — the brahmajyoti, the effulgence of the Supreme Lord; śivaḥ — auspicious; panthāḥ — way; pradarśitaḥ — is directed; yān — to whom; vandanti — offer prayers; upatiṣṭhante — honor and follow; loka-nāthāḥ — the directors of the various planets; sura-īśvarāḥ — the demigods; bhagavān — the Supreme Personality of Godhead; api — even; viśva-ātmā — the Supersoul; pāvanaḥ — the purifier; śrī-niketanaḥ — the husband of the goddess of fortune; vayam — we (are); tatra api — even greater than other brāhmaṇas; bhṛgavaḥ — descendants of Bhṛgu; śiṣyaḥ — disciple; asyāḥ — of her; naḥ — our; pitā — father; asuraḥ — belong to the demoniac group; asmat-dhāryam — meant to be worn by us; dhṛtavatī — she has put on; śūdraḥ — a non-brāhmaṇa worker; vedam — the Vedas; iva — like; asatī — unchaste.
We are among the qualified brāhmaṇas, who are accepted as the face of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The brāhmaṇas have created the entire universe by their austerity, and they always keep the Absolute Truth within the core of their hearts. They have directed the path of good fortune, the path of Vedic civilization, and because they are the only worshipable objects within this world, they are offered prayers and worshiped even by the great demigods, the directors of the various planets, and even by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Supersoul, the supreme purifier, the husband of the goddess of fortune. And we are even more respectable because we are in the dynasty of Bhṛgu. Yet although this woman’s father, being among the demons, is our disciple, she has put on my dress, exactly like a śūdra taking charge of Vedic knowledge.