Canto 2: The Cosmic ManifestationChapter 9: Answers by Citing the Lord's Version

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.46

yad utāhaḿ tvayā pṛṣṭo

vairājāt puruṣād idam

yathāsīt tad upākhyāste

praśnān anyāḿś ca kṛtsnaśaḥ


yat — what; uta — is, however; ahamI; tvayā — by you; pṛṣṭaḥI am asked; vairājāt — from the universal form; puruṣāt — from the Personality of Godhead; idam — this world; yathāas it; āsīt — was; tat — that; upākhyāsteI shall explain; praśnān — all the questions; anyān — others; caas well as; kṛtsnaśaḥin great detail.


O King, your questions as to how the universe became manifested from the gigantic form of the Personality of Godhead, as well as other questions, I shall answer in detail by explanation of the four verses already mentioned.


As stated in the beginning of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, this great transcendental literature is the ripened fruit of the tree of Vedic knowledge, and therefore all questions that can be humanly possible regarding the universal affairs, beginning from its creation, are all answered in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. The answers depend only on the qualification of the person who explains them. The ten divisions of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, as explained by the great speaker Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī, are the limitation of all questions, and intelligent persons will derive all intellectual benefits from them by proper utilization.

Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Second Canto, Ninth Chapter, of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, entitled "Answers by Citing the Lord's Version."

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