- tvaṁ śabda-yonir jagad-ādir ātmā
- prāṇendriya-dravya-guṇaḥ svabhāvaḥ
- kālaḥ kratuḥ satyam ṛtaṁ ca dharmas
- tvayy akṣaraṁ yat tri-vṛd-āmananti
tvam—Your Lordship; śabda-yoniḥ—the origin and source of Vedic literature; jagat-ādiḥ—the original cause of material creation; ātmā—the soul; prāṇa—the living force; indriya—the senses; dravya—the material elements; guṇaḥ—the three qualities; sva-bhāvaḥ—material nature; kālaḥ—eternal time; kratuḥ—sacrifice; satyam—truth; ṛtam—truthfulness; ca—and; dharmaḥ—two different types of religion; tvayi—unto you; akṣaram—the original syllable, oṁkāra; yat—that which; tri-vṛt—consisting of the letters a, u and m; āmananti—they say.
O lord, you are the original source of Vedic literature. You are the original cause of material creation, the life force, the senses, the five elements, the three modes and the mahat-tattva. You are eternal time, determination and the two religious systems called truth [satya] and truthfulness [ṛta]. You are the shelter of the syllable oṁ, which consists of three letters a-u-m.