balena sacivair buddhyā
sāmādibhir upāyaiś ca
kālaṁ nātyeti vai janaḥ
balena—by material power; sacivaiḥ—by the counsel of ministers; buddhyā—by intelligence; durgaiḥ—by fortresses; mantra-auṣadha-ādibhiḥ—by mystic chanting or the influence of drugs and herbs; sāma-ādibhiḥ—by diplomacy and other such means; upāyaiḥ ca—by similar other attempts; kālam—the time factor, representing the Supreme Lord; na—never; atyeti—can overcome; vai—indeed; janaḥ—any person.
No one can surpass the time representation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead by material power, by the counsel of ministers, by intelligence, by diplomacy, by fortresses, by mystic mantras, by drugs, by herbs or by any other means.
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