na (never) veda (Vedic study) yajna (sacrifice) adhyayanaih (study) na danaih (by charity) na (never) ca (also) kriyabhih (by pious activities) na tapobhih (by serious penances) ugraih (severe) evam (thus) rupah (form) sakyah (can be seen) aham (I) nr-loke (in this material world) drastum (to see) tvat (you) anyena (by another) kuru-pravira (O best among the Kuru warriors).
ma (let it not be) te (unto you) vyatha (trouble) ma (let it not be) ca (also) vimudha-bhavah (bewilderment) drstva (by seeing) rupam (form) ghoram (horrible) idrk (like this) mama (My) idam (as it is) vyapeta-bhih (just become free from all fear) prita-manah (be pleased in mind) punah (again) tvam (you) tat (that) eva (thus) me (My) rupam (form) idam (this) prapasya (just see).
sanjayah uvaca (Sanjaya said) iti (thus) arjunam (unto Arjuna) vasudevah (Krsna) tatha (that way) uktva (saying) svakam (His own) rupam (form) darsayam asa (showed) bhuyah (again) asvasayam asa (also convinced him) ca (also) bhitam (fearful) enam (him) bhutva punah (becoming again) saumya-vapuh (beautiful form) maha-atma (the great one).
arjunah uvaca (Arjuna said) drstva (seeing) idam (this) manusam (human being) rupam (form) tava (Your) saumyam (very beautiful) janardana (O chastiser of the enemies) idanim (just now) asmi (I am) samvrttah (settled) sa-cetah (in my consciousness) prakrtim (my own) gatah (I am).
sri-bhagavan uvaca (the Supreme Personality of Godhead said) su-durdarsam (very difficult to be seen) idam (this) rupam (form) drstavan asi (as you have seen) yat (which) mama (of Mine) devah (the demigods) api asya (also this) rupasya (form) nityam (eternally) darsana-kanksinah (always aspire to see).
na (never) aham (I) vedaih (by study of the Vedas) na (never) tapasa (by serious penances) na (never) danena (by charity) na (never) ca (also) ijyaya (by worship) sakyah (it is possible) evam-vidhah (like this) drastum (to see) drstavan (seeing) asi (you are) mam (Me) yatha (as).
bhaktya (by devotional service) tu (but) ananyaya (without being mixed with fruitive activities or speculative knowledge) sakyah (possible) aham (I) evam-vidhah (like this) arjuna (O Arjuna) jnatum (to know) drastum (to see) ca (and) tattvena (in fact) pravestum (and to enter into) ca (also) parantapa (O mighty-armed one).
mat-karma-krt (engaged in doing My work) mat-paramah (considering Me the Supreme) mat-bhaktah (engaged in My devotional service) sanga-varjitah (freed from the contamination of previous activities and mental speculation) nirvairah (without an enemy) sarva-bhutesu (to every living entity yah (one who) sah (he) mam (unto Me) eti (comes) pandava (O son of Pandu).
arjunah uvacha (Arjuna said) evam (thus) satata (always) yuktah (engaged) ye (those) bhaktah (devotees) tvam (unto You) paryupasate (properly worship) ye (those) ca (also) api (again) aksaram (beyond the senses) avyaktam (unmanifested) tesam (of them) ke (who) yoga-vit-tamah (the most perfect).
sri-bhagavan uvacha (the Supreme Personality of Godhead said) mayi (unto Me) avesya (fixing) manah (mind) ye (one who) mam (unto Me) nitya (always) yuktah (engaged) upasate (worships) sraddhaya (with faith) paraya (transcendental) upetah (engages) te (they) me (Me) yukta-tamah (most perfect) matah (I consider).