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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.7.33-35
pṛthivī vāyur ākāśam
āpo 'gniś candramā raviḥ
kapoto 'jagaraḥ sindhuḥ
patańgo madhukṛd gajaḥ
madhu-hā hariṇo mīnaḥ
pińgalā kuraro 'rbhakaḥ
kumārī śara-kṛt sarpa
ete me guravo rājan
śikṣā vṛttibhir eteṣām
pṛthivī — the earth; vāyuḥ — the air; ākāśam — the sky; āpaḥ — the water; agniḥ — the fire; candramāḥ — the moon; raviḥ — the sun; kapotaḥ — the pigeon; ajagaraḥ — the python; sindhuḥ — the sea; patańgaḥ — the moth; madhu-kṛt — the honeybee; gajaḥ — the elephant; madhu-hā — the honey thief; hariṇaḥ — the deer; mīnaḥ — the fish; pińgalā — the prostitute named Pińgalā; kuraraḥ — the kurara bird; arbhakaḥ — the child; kumārī — the young girl; śara-kṛt — the arrow maker; sarpaḥ — the serpent; ūrṇa-nābhiḥ — the spider; supeśa-kṛt — the wasp; ete — these; me — me; guravaḥ — spiritual masters; rājan — O King; catuḥ-viḿśatiḥ — twenty-four; āśritāḥ — taken shelter of; śikṣā — instruction; vṛttibhiḥ — from the activities; eteṣām — of them; anvaśikṣam — I have properly learned; iha — in this life; ātmanaḥ — about the self.
O King, I have taken shelter of twenty-four gurus, who are the following: the earth, air, sky, water, fire, moon, sun, pigeon and python; the sea, moth, honeybee, elephant and honey thief; the deer, the fish, the prostitute Pińgalā, the kurara bird and the child; and the young girl, arrow maker, serpent, spider and wasp. My dear King, by studying their activities I have learned the science of the self.
The wasp is known as supeśa-kṛt because it causes the insect that it kills to take a beautiful form in the next life.
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