Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- kathayanti mahat puṇyam
- itihāsam ihoddhava
- tam ahaṁ varṇayiṣyāmi
- nibodha su-samāhitaḥ
kathayanti—they tell; mahat—greatly; puṇyam—pious; itihāsam—story; iha—in this regard; uddhava—My dear Uddhava; tam—that; aham—I; varṇayiṣyāmi—will describe; nibodha—please listen; su-samāhitaḥ—with careful attention.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
My dear Uddhava, in this regard a most pious story is told, and I shall now describe it to you. Please listen with careful attention.
The Lord will now relate to Uddhava a historical account which teaches how to tolerate the insults of others.