- śrī-śuka uvāca
- atra sargo visargaś ca
- sthānaṁ poṣaṇam ūtayaḥ
- nirodho muktir āśrayaḥ
śrī-śukaḥ uvāca—Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; atra—in this Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam; sargaḥ—statement of the creation of the universe; visargaḥ—statement of subcreation; ca—also; sthānam—the planetary systems; poṣaṇam—protection; ūtayaḥ—the creative impetus; manvantara—changes of Manus; īśa-anukathāḥ—the science of God; nirodhaḥ—going back home, back to Godhead; muktiḥ—liberation; āśrayaḥ—the summum bonum.
Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: In the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam there are ten divisions of statements regarding the following: the creation of the universe, subcreation, planetary systems, protection by the Lord, the creative impetus, the change of Manus, the science of God, returning home, back to Godhead, liberation, and the summum bonum.