Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- śrī-śaunaka uvāca
- pailādibhir vyāsa-śiṣyair
- vedācāryair mahātmabhiḥ
- vedāś ca kathitā vyastā
- etat saumyābhidhehi naḥ
śrī-śaunakaḥ uvāca—Śrī Śaunaka Ṛṣi said; paila-ādibhiḥ—by Paila and others; vyāsa-śiṣyaiḥ—the disciples of Śrīla Vyāsadeva; veda-ācāryaiḥ—the standard authorities of the Vedas; mahā-ātmabhiḥ—whose intelligence was very great; vedāḥ—the Vedas; ca—and; kathitāḥ—spoken; vyastāḥ—divided; etat—this; saumya—O gentle Sūta; abhidhehi—please narrate; naḥ—to us.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Śaunaka Ṛṣi said: O gentle Sūta, please narrate to us how Paila and the other greatly intelligent disciples of Śrīla Vyāsadeva, who are known as the standard authorities of Vedic wisdom, spoke and edited the Vedas.