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SB 12.10.26

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


sūta uvāca
iti candra-lalāmasya
vaco 'mṛtāyanam ṛṣir
nātṛpyat karṇayoḥ piban


sūtaḥ uvāca—Sūta Gosvāmī said; iti—thus; candra-lalāmasya—of Lord Śiva, who is decorated with the moon; dharma-guhya—with the secret essence of religion; upabṛṁhitam—filled; vacaḥ—the words; amṛta-ayanam—the reservoir of nectar; ṛṣiḥ—the sage; na atṛpyat—did not feel satiated; karṇayoḥ—with his ears; piban—drinking.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Sūta Gosvāmī said: Drinking with his ears Lord Śiva's nectarean words, full of the confidential essence of religion, Mārkaṇḍeya Ṛṣi could not be satiated.


Mārkaṇḍeya Ṛṣi was not eager to hear himself praised by Lord Śiva, but he appreciated Lord Śiva's deep realization of religious principles and therefore desired to hear more.

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