|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 11: Summary Description of the Mahāpuruṣa|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.11.1
athemam arthaḿ pṛcchāmo
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.
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.
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