Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- śrī-bhagavān uvāca
- brahmaṁs te 'nugrahārthāya
- samprāptān viddhy amūn munīn
- sañcaranti mayā lokān
- punantaḥ pāda-reṇubhiḥ
śrī-bhagavān uvāca—the Supreme Lord said; brahman—O brāhmaṇa; te—your; anugraha—of bestowing benedictions; arthāya—for the purpose; samprāptān—come; viddhi—you should know; amūn—these; munīn—sages; sañcaranti—they wander; mayā—together with Me; lokān—all the worlds; punantaḥ—purifying; pāda—of their feet; reṇubhiḥ—with the dust.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
The Supreme Lord said: My dear brāhmaṇa, you should know that these great sages have come here just to bless you. They travel throughout the worlds with Me, purifying them with the dust of their feet.
Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī explains that Lord Kṛṣṇa thought Śrutadeva had shown too much reverence to Him and not enough to the sages, and thus He turned the brāhmaṇa's attention to them.