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              oà namo bhagavate narasiàhäya namas tejas-tejase ävir-
          ävirbhava vajra-nakha vajra-daàñöra karmäçayän randhaya
          randhaya tamo grasa grasa oà svähä; abhayam abhayam ätmani
          bhüyiñöhä oà kñraum.

              “I offer my respectful obeisances unto Lord Nåsiàhadeva, the
          source of all power. O my Lord who possesses nails and teeth just
          like thunderbolts, kindly vanquish our demon-like desires for
          fruitive activity in this material world. Please appear in our hearts
          and drive away our ignorance so that by Your mercy we may
          become fearless in the struggle for existence in this material
              Unless one is completely freed of all material desires, which
          are caused by the dense darkness of ignorance, one cannot fully
          engage in the devotional service of the Lord. Therefore we should
          always offer our prayers to Lord Nåsiàhadeva, who killed
          Hiraëyakaçipu, the personification of material desire.  Hiraëya
          means “gold,” and  kaçipu means “a soft cushion or bed.”
          Materialistic persons always desire to make the body comfortable,
          and for this they require huge amounts of gold. Thus
          Hiraëyakaçipu was the perfect representative of materialistic life.
          He was therefore the cause of great disturbance to the topmost
          devotee, Prahläda Mahäräja, until Lord Nåsiàhadeva killed him.
          Any devotee aspiring to be free of material desires should offer his
          respectful prayers to Nåsiàhadeva as Prahläda Mahäräja did in
          this verse. (S.B. 5.18.8. Text and Purport. See also 5.18.10 and 14)

                           yadi däsyasi me kämän
                               varäàs tvaà varadarñabha
                           kämänäà hådy asaàrohaà
                               bhavatas tu våëe varam

              “O my Lord, best of the givers of benediction, if You at all
          want to bestow a desirable benediction upon me, then I pray from
          Your Lordship that within the core of my heart there be no
          material desires.” (S.B.7.10.7 Text)
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