- śrī-guru-putra uvāca
- na mat-praṇītaṁ na para-praṇītaṁ
- suto vadaty eṣa tavendra-śatro
- naisargikīyaṁ matir asya rājan
- niyaccha manyuṁ kad adāḥ sma mā naḥ
śrī-guru-putraḥ uvāca—the son of Śukrācārya, Hiraṇyakaśipu's spiritual master, said; na—not; mat-praṇītam—educated by me; na—nor; para-praṇītam—educated by anyone else; sutaḥ—the son (Prahlāda); vadati—says; eṣaḥ—this; tava—your; indra-śatro—O enemy of King Indra; naisargikī—natural; iyam—this; matiḥ—inclination; asya—of him; rājan—O King; niyaccha—give up; manyum—your anger; kat—fault; adāḥ—attribute; sma—indeed; mā—do not; naḥ—unto us.
The son of Śukrācārya, Hiraṇyakaśipu's spiritual master, said: O enemy of King Indra, O King! Whatever your son Prahlāda has said was not taught to him by me or anyone else. His spontaneous devotional service has naturally developed in him. Therefore, please give up your anger and do not unnecessarily accuse us. It is not good to insult a brāhmaṇa in this way.