na veda-yajnadhyayanair na danair
na ca kriyabhir na tapobhir ugraih
evam rupah shakya aham nriloke
drashtum tvad-anyena kuru-pravira
O best of the Kuru Dynasty, no one in this world of mortals can see this form that I have revealed to you – neither by study of the Vedas, nor the performance of Vedic sacrifices, nor by giving charity, nor by rituals, nor by rigorous austerities.