TEXT 24
utsīdeyur ime lokā
na kuryāṁ karma ced aham
saṅkarasya ca kartā syām
upahanyām imāḥ prajāḥ
SYNONYMS
udsīdeyuḥ—would fall into ruin; ime—these; lokāḥ—worlds; na kuryām—did not perform; karma—action; cet—if; aham—I; saṅkarasya—of unwanted population; ca—and; kartā—a creator; syām—would become; upahanyām—would spoil; imāḥ—these; prajāḥ—living entities.
TRANSLATION
" 'If I did not show the proper principles of religion, all these worlds would fall into ruin. I would be a cause of unwanted population and would spoil all these living beings.'

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