- taṁ nāradaḥ priyatamo
- rikthādānām anuvrataḥ
- śuśrūṣamāṇaḥ śīlena
- praśrayeṇa damena ca
tam—unto him; nāradaḥ—the great sage Nārada; priyatamaḥ—very dear; riktha-ādānām—of the inheritor sons; anuvrataḥ—very obedient; śuśrūṣamāṇaḥ—always ready to serve; śīlena—by good behavior; praśrayeṇa—by meekness; damena—by sense control; ca—also.
Nārada, the most dear of the inheritor sons of Brahmā, always ready to serve his father, strictly follows the instructions of his father by his mannerly behavior, meekness and sense control.