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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.8.40
kiḿ varṇaye tava vibho yad-udīrito 'suḥ
saḿspandate tam anu vāń-mana-indriyāṇi
spandanti vai tanu-bhṛtām aja-śarvayoś ca
svasyāpy athāpi bhajatām asi bhāva-bandhuḥ
śrī-mārkaṇḍeyaḥ uvāca — Śrī Mārkaṇḍeya said; kim — what; varṇaye — shall I describe; tava — about You; vibho — O Almighty Lord; yat — by whom; udīritaḥ — moved; asuḥ — the vital air; saḿspandate — comes to life; tam anu — following it; vāk — the power of speech; manaḥ — the mind; indriyāṇi — and the senses; spandanti — begin to act; vai — indeed; tanu-bhṛtām — of all embodied living beings; aja-śarvayoḥ — of Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva; ca — as well; svasya — of myself; api — also; atha api — nevertheless; bhajatām — for those who are worshiping; asi — You become; bhāva-bandhuḥ — the intimate loving friend.
Śrī Mārkaṇḍeya said: O Almighty Lord, how can I possibly describe You? You awaken the vital air, which then impels the mind, senses and power of speech to act. This is true for all ordinary conditioned souls and even for great demigods like Brahmā and Śiva. So it is certainly true for me. Nevertheless, You become the intimate friend of those who worship You.
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