Canto 12: The Age of DeteriorationChapter 6: Mahārāja Parīkṣit Passes Away

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.6.1

sūta uvāca

etan niśamya muninābhihitaḿ parīkṣid

vyāsātmajena nikhilātma-dṛśā samena

tat-pāda-mūlam upasṛtya natena mūrdhnā

baddhāñjalis tam idam āha sa viṣṇurātaḥ

SYNONYMS

sūtaḥ uvācaSūta Gosvāmī said; etat — this; niśamya — hearing; muninā — by the sage (Śukadeva); abhihitam — narrated; parīkṣitMahārāja 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-mūlamto the lotus feet; upasṛtya — going up; natena — bowed down; mūrdhnā — with his head; baddha-añjaliḥ — his arms folded in supplication; tamto him; idam — this; āha — said; saḥhe; viṣṇu-rātaḥParīkṣit, who while still in the womb had been protected by Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself.

TRANSLATION

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.

PURPORT

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.

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