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SB 2.10.51

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 51

sūta uvāca
rājñā parīkṣitā pṛṣṭo
yad avocan mahā-muniḥ
tad vo 'bhidhāsye śṛṇuta
rājñaḥ praśnānusārataḥ


SYNONYMS

sūtaḥ uvāca—Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī replied; rājñā—by the King; parīkṣitā—by Parīkṣit; pṛṣṭaḥ—as asked; yat—what; avocat—spoke; mahā-muniḥ—the great sage; tat—that very thing; vaḥ—unto you; abhidhāsye—I shall explain; śṛṇuta—please hear; rājñaḥ—by the King; praśna—question; anusārataḥ—in accordance with.


TRANSLATION

Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī explained: I shall now explain to you the very subjects explained by the great sage in answer to King Parīkṣit's inquiries. Please hear them attentively.


PURPORT

Any question that is put forward may be answered by quoting the authority, and that satisfies the saner section. That is the system even in the law court. The best lawyer gives evidence from the past judgment of the court without taking much trouble to establish his case. This is called the paramparā system, and learned authorities follow it without manufacturing rubbish interpretations.

īśvaraḥ paramaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ
sac-cid-ānanda-vigrahaḥ
anādir ādir govindaḥ
sarva-kāraṇa-kāraṇam
(BS 5.1)

Let us all obey the Supreme Lord, whose hand is in everything, without exception.


'Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Second Canto, Tenth Chapter, of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, entitled "Bhāgavatam Is the Answer to All Questions."'



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