Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- sūta uvāca
- etan niśamya muninābhihitaṁ parīkṣid
- vyāsātmajena nikhilātma-dṛśā samena
- tat-pāda-mūlam upasṛtya natena mūrdhnā
- baddhāñjalis tam idam āha sa viṣṇurātaḥ
sūtaḥ uvāca—Sūta Gosvāmī said; etat—this; niśamya—hearing; muninā—by the sage (Śukadeva); abhihitam—narrated; parīkṣit—Mahārāja Parīkṣit; vyāsa-ātma-jena—by the son of Vyāsadeva; nikhila—of all living beings; ātma—the Supreme Lord; dṛśā—who sees; samena—who is perfectly equipoised; tat—of him (Śukadeva); pāda-mūlam—to the lotus feet; upasṛtya—going up; natena—bowed down; mūrdhnā—with his head; baddha-añjaliḥ—his arms folded in supplication; tam—to him; idam—this; āha—said; saḥ—he; viṣṇu-rātaḥ—Parīkṣit, who while still in the womb had been protected by Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Sūta Gosvāmī said: After hearing all that was narrated to him by the self-realized and equipoised Śukadeva, the son of Vyāsadeva, Mahārāja Parīkṣit humbly approached his lotus feet. Bowing his head down upon the sage's feet, the King, who had lived his entire life under the protection of Lord Viṣṇu, folded his hands in supplication and spoke as follows.
According to Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura, some of the sages present while Śukadeva was instructing King Parīkṣit were impersonalist philosophers. Thus the word samena indicates that in the previous chapter Śukadeva Gosvāmī had spoken the philosophy of self-realization in a way pleasing to such intellectual yogīs.