kṣīraṁ yathā dadhi vikāra-viśeṣa-yogāt
sañjāyate na tu tataḥ pṛthag asti hetoḥ
yaḥ śambhutām api tathā samupaiti kāryād
govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi
kṣīram—milk; yathā—as; dadhi—yogurt; vikāra-viśeṣa—with a special transforming agent; yogāt—by mixing; sañjāyate—is transformed into; na—not; tu—but; tataḥ—from the milk; pṛthak—separated; asti—is; hetoḥ—which is the cause; yaḥ—who; śambhutām—the nature of Lord Śiva; api—even though; tathā—as; samupaiti—accepts; kāryāt—from the matter of some particular business; govindam—unto Govinda, the Supreme Personality of Godhead; ādi-puruṣam—the original person; tam—unto Him; aham—I; bhajāmi—offer my respectful obeisances.
" 'Milk changes into yogurt when mixed with a yogurt culture, but actually it is constitutionally nothing but milk. Similarly, Govinda, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, assumes the form of Lord Śiva [Śambhu] for the special purpose of material transactions. I offer my obeisances at His lotus feet.'
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