narayanas tvam na hi sarva-dehinam
atmasy adhisakhila-loka-saksi
narayano 'ngam nara-bhu-jalayanat
tac capi satyam na tavaiva maya
narayanah—Lord Narayana; tvam—You; na—not; hi—certainly; sarva—all; dehinam—of the embodied beings; atma—the Supersoul; asi—You are; adhisa—O Lord; akhila-loka—of all the worlds; saksi—the witness; narayanah—known as Narayana; angam—plenary portion; nara—of Nara; bhu—born; jala—in the water; ayanat—due to the place of refuge; tat—that; ca—and; api—certainly; satyam—highest truth; na—not; tava—Your; eva—at all; maya—the illusory energy.
"O Lord of lords, You are the seer of all creation. You are indeed everyone's dearest life. Are You not, therefore, my father, Narayana? 'Narayana' refers to one whose abode is in the water born from Nara [Garbhodakasayi Visnu], and that Narayana is Your plenary portion. All Your plenary portions are transcendental. They are absolute and are not creations of maya."
This text was spoken to Lord Krsna by Brahma in Srimad-Bhagavatam (10.14.14).

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