Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- śrī-bhagavān uvāca
- ittham etat purā rājā
- bhīṣmaṁ dharma-bhṛtāṁ varam
- ajāta-śatruḥ papraccha
- sarveṣāṁ no 'nuśṛṇvatām
śrī-bhagavān uvāca—the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; ittham—thus; etat—this; purā—formerly; rājā—the King; bhīṣmam—unto Bhīṣma; dharma—of religious principles; bhṛtām—of the upholders; varam—unto the best; ajāta-śatruḥ—King Yudhiṣṭhira, who considered no one his enemy; papraccha—asked; sarveṣām—while all; naḥ—of us; anuśṛṇvatām—were carefully listening.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear Uddhava, just as you are now inquiring from Me, similarly, in the past King Yudhiṣṭhira, who considered no one his enemy, inquired from the greatest of the upholders of religious principles, Bhīṣma, while all of us were carefully listening.