Srimad Bhagavatam 10.16.39 - Janmastami Festival Katha (download mp3)
by Radhanath Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty
namas tubhyam bhagavate
namah — obeisances; tubhyam — to You; bhagavate — the Supreme Personality of Godhead; purusaya — who are present within as the Supersoul; maha-atmane — who are all-pervasive; bhuta-avasaya — who are the shelter of the material elements (beginning with the ethereal sky); bhutaya — who exist even prior to the creation; paraya — to the supreme cause; parama-atmane — who are beyond all material cause.
We offer our obeisances unto You, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Although present in the hearts of all living beings as the Supersoul, You are all-pervasive. Although the original shelter of all created material elements, You exist prior to their creation. And although the cause of everything, You are transcendental to all material cause and effect, being the Supreme Soul.
The beautiful Sanskrit poetry of this verse should be chanted out loud for the transcendental pleasure of the reciter and the hearer.