Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- śrī-śaunaka uvāca
- athemam arthaṁ pṛcchāmo
- bhavantaṁ bahu-vittamam
- bhavān bhāgavata tattva-vit
śrī-śaunakaḥ uvāca—Śrī Śaunaka said; atha—now; imam—this; artham—matter; pṛcchāmaḥ—we are inquiring about; bhavantam—from you; bahu-vit-tamam—the possessor of the broadest knowledge; samasta—of all; tantra—the scriptures prescribing practical methods of worship; rāddha-ante—in the definitive conclusions; bhavān—you; bhagavata—O great devotee of the Supreme Lord; tattva-vit—the knower of the essential facts.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Śrī Śaunaka said: O Sūta, you are the best of learned men and a great devotee of the Supreme Lord. Therefore we now inquire from you about the definitive conclusion of all tantra scriptures.