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soaham tathapitava bhaktivashanmunisha
kartum stavam vigata shaktirapi pravrittah.
Prityatma viryam avicharyamrigimrigendram
nabhyeti kim nijashishoh paripalanartham.

OApostle of apostles! I do not possess the widdom to narrate your infinite virtues. Still, inspired by my devotion for you, I intend to compose a hymn in your praise. It is well known that to protect her fawn, even a doe puts her feet down and faces a lion, forgetting its own fraility. (Similarly, devotion is forcing me to face the great task of composing the hymn without assessing my own capacity.