Holy Name is the Ultimate Player

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.59.27-29 - Holy Name is the Ultimate Player (download mp3)
by Radha Gopinath Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.59.27
namo bhagavate tubhyam
 vasudevaya visnave
 purna-bodhaya te namah

Obeisances unto You, the Supreme Lord Vasudeva, Visnu, the primeval person, the original seed. Obeisances unto You, the omniscient one.

SB 10.59.28
ajaya janayitre ’sya
 brahmane ’nanta-saktaye
paravaratman bhutatman
 paramatman namo ’stu te

Obeisances unto You of unlimited energies, the unborn progenitor of this universe, the Absolute. O Soul of the high and the low, O Soul of the created elements, O all-pervading Supreme Soul, obeisances unto You.

SB 10.59.29
tvam vai sisrksur aja utkatam prabho
 tamo nirodhaya bibharsy asamvrtah
sthanaya sattvam jagato jagat-pate
 kalah pradhanam puruso bhavan parah

Desiring to create, O unborn master, You increase and then assume the mode of passion. You do likewise with the mode of ignorance when You wish to annihilate the universe and with goodness when You wish to maintain it. Nonetheless, You remain uncovered by these modes. You are time, the pradhana, and the purusa, O Lord of the universe, yet still You are separate and distinct.

The word jagatah in the third line of this verse indicates that the functions of creation, maintenance and annihilation are here mentioned in a cosmic context.

The word utkatam indicates that when a particular function is being carried out, whether universal creation, maintenance or annihilation, the particular material quality associated with that function becomes predominant.