|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 51: The Deliverance of Mucukunda|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.51.30
sva-janma karma gotraḿ vā
kathyatāḿ yadi rocate
śuśrūṣatām — who are eager to hear; avyalīkam — truthfully; asmākam — to us; nara — among men; pum-gava — O most eminent; sva — Your; janma — birth; karma — activity; gotram — lineage; vā — and; kathyatām — may it be told; yadi — if; rocate — it pleases.
O best among men, if You like, please truly describe Your birth, activities and lineage to us, who are eager to hear.
When the Supreme Lord descends to this world, He certainly becomes nara-puńgava, the most eminent member of human society. Of course, the Lord is not actually a human being, and Mucukunda's questions will lead to a clarification of this point. Thus the term śuśrūṣatām, "to us, who are sincerely eager to hear," indicates that Mucukunda is inquiring in a noble way for his own and others' benefit.
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