sāsvatantrā na kalpāsīd
īśasya hi vaśe loko
yoṣā dārumayī yathā
sā—she; asvatantrā—was dependent; na—not; kalpā—able; āsīt—was; yoga-kṣemam—maintenance; mama—my; icchatī—although desirous; īśasya—of providence; hi—for; vaśe—under the control of; lokaḥ—everyone; yoṣā—doll; dāru-mayī—made of wood; yathā—as much as.
She wanted to look after my maintenance properly, but because she was not independent, she was not able to do anything for me. The world is under the full control of the Supreme Lord; therefore everyone is like a wooden doll in the hands of a puppet master.
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