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SB 2.8.29

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


yad yat parīkṣid ṛṣabhaḥ
pāṇḍūnām anupṛcchati
ānupūrvyeṇa tat sarvam
ākhyātum upacakrame


yat yat — whatsoever; parīkṣit — the King; ṛṣabhaḥ — the best; pāṇḍūnām — in the dynasty of Pāṇḍu; anupṛcchati — goes on inquiring; ānupūrvyeṇa — the beginning to the end; tat — all those; sarvam — fully; ākhyātum — to describe; upacakrame — he just prepared himself.


He also prepared himself to reply to all that King Parīkṣit had inquired from him. Mahārāja Parīkṣit was the best in the dynasty of the Pāṇḍus, and thus he was able to ask the right questions from the right person.


Mahārāja Parīkṣit asked many questions, some of them very curiously, to know things as they are, but it is not necessary for the master to answer them in the order of the disciple's inquiries, one after the other. But Śukadeva Gosvāmī, experienced teacher that he was, answered all the questions in a systematic way as they were received from the chain of disciplic succession. And he answered all of them without exception.

Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Second Canto, Eighth Chapter, of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, entitled "Questions by King Parīkṣit."

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