|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 7: The Purāṇic Literatures|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.7.8
śṛṇuṣva buddhim āśritya
purāṇa-lakṣaṇam — the characteristics of a Purāṇa; brahman — O brāhmaṇa, Śaunaka; brahma-ṛṣibhiḥ — by great learned brāhmaṇas; nirūpitam — ascertained; śṛṇuṣva — please hear; buddhim — intelligence; āśritya — resorting to; veda-śāstra — the Vedic scriptures; anusārataḥ — in accordance with.
O Śaunaka, please hear with attention the characteristics of a Purāṇa, which have been defined by the most eminent learned brāhmaṇas in accordance with Vedic literature.
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