यदि उत्सीदेयुरिमे लोका न कुर्यां कर्म चेदहम्‌ ।संकरस्य च कर्ता स्यामुपहन्यामिमाः प्रजाः ॥

उत्सीदेयुरिमे लोका न कुर्यां कर्म चेदहम् |
सङ्करस्य च कर्ता स्यामुपहन्यामिमा: प्रजा: || 24||

utsīdeyur ime lokā na kuryāṁ karma ched aham
sankarasya cha kartā syām upahanyām imāḥ prajāḥ

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भावार्थ:

इसलिए यदि मैं कर्म न करूँ तो ये सब मनुष्य नष्ट-भ्रष्ट हो जाएँ और मैं संकरता का करने वाला होऊँ तथा इस समस्त प्रजा को नष्ट करने वाला बनूँ॥24॥

Translation

If I ceased to perform prescribed actions, all these worlds would perish. I would be responsible for the pandemonium that would prevail, and would thereby destroy the peace of the human race.

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English Translation Of Sri Shankaracharya’s Sanskrit Commentary By Swami Gambirananda