Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- evaṁ sampṛṣṭa-sampraśno
- brāhmaṇaḥ parameṣṭhinā
- tasmai sarvam avarṇayat
evam—thus; sampṛṣṭa—asked; sampraśnaḥ—questions; brāhmaṇaḥ—the brāhmaṇa; parameṣṭhinā—by the Supreme Personality of Godhead; līla—as His pastime; gṛhīta—who assumes; dehena—His bodies; tasmai—to Him; sarvam—everything; avarṇayat—he related.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Thus questioned by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who incarnates to perform His pastimes, the brāhmaṇa told Him everything.
The word gṛhīta may be translated as "grasped or caught," and thus, exactly as in English, may also mean "to perceive or understand something." Therefore Lord Kṛṣṇa's transcendental body is perceived, understood, or in other words, grasped by the devotees when the Lord comes to exhibit His transcendental pastimes. These pastimes are not whimsical, but are a part of the complex program, structured and executed by the Lord Himself, for awakening the conditioned souls to their natural love and devotion for Him and bringing them back to Godhead.