Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- śrī-śuka uvāca
- itthaṁ sva-bhṛtya-mukhyena
- pṛṣṭaḥ sa bhagavān hariḥ
- prītaḥ kṣemāya martyānāṁ
- dharmān āha sanātanān
śrī-śukaḥ uvāca—Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; ittham—thus; sva-bhṛtya-mukhyena—by the best of His devotees; pṛṣṭaḥ—questioned; saḥ—He; bhagavān—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; hariḥ—Śrī Kṛṣṇa; prītaḥ—being pleased; kṣemāya—for the highest welfare; martyānām—of all conditioned souls; dharmān—religious principles; āha—spoke; sanātanān—eternal.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Śrī Uddhava, the best of devotees, thus inquired from the Lord. Hearing his question, the Personality of Godhead, śrī Kṛṣṇa, was pleased and for the welfare of all conditioned souls spoke those religious principles that are eternal.