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SB 10.68.45

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


sthity-utpatty-apyayānāṁ tvam
eko hetur nirāśrayaḥ
lokān krīḍanakān īśa
krīḍatas te vadanti hi


sthiti—of maintenance; utpatti—creation; apyayānām—and destruction; tvam—You; ekaḥ—alone; hetuḥ—the cause; nirāśrayaḥ—without any other basis; lokān—the worlds; krīḍanakān—playthings; īśa—O Lord; krīḍataḥ—who are playing; te—Your; vadanti—they say; hi—indeed.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


You alone cause the creation, maintenance and annihilation of the cosmos, and of You there is no prior cause. Indeed, O Lord, authorities say that the worlds are mere playthings for You as You perform Your pastimes.

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