|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 8: Mārkaṇḍeya's Prayers to Nara-Nārāyaṇa Ṛṣi|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.8.32
tasyaivaḿ yuñjataś cittaḿ
tasya — while he, Mārkaṇḍeya; evam — in this way; yuñjataḥ — was fixing; cittam — his mind; tapaḥ — by austerity; svādhyāya — study of the Vedas; saḿyamaiḥ — and regulative principles; anugrahāya — for showing mercy; āvirāsīt — made Himself manifest; nara-nārāyaṇaḥ — exhibiting the forms of Nara and Nārāyaṇa; hariḥ — the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Desiring to bestow His mercy upon the saintly Mārkaṇḍeya, who had perfectly fixed his mind in self-realization through penance, Vedic study and observance of regulative principles, the Supreme Personality of Godhead personally appeared before the sage in the forms of Nara and Nārāyaṇa.
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