nava-yogisvara janma haite 'sadhaka' jnani
vidhi-siva-narada-mukhe krsna-guna suni'
nava—nine; yogi-isvara—great saintly yogis; janma haite—from the very birth; sadhaka—practicers; jnani—well versed in transcendental knowledge; vidhi—Lord Brahma; siva—Lord Siva; narada—the great sage Narada; mukhe—in their mouths; krsna-guna suni'-hearing the transcendental qualities of Krsna.
"From their very births, the nine great mystic yogis [Yogendras] were impersonal philosophers of the Absolute Truth. However, because they heard about Lord Krsna's qualities from Lord Brahma, Lord Siva and the great sage Narada, they also became Krsna's devotees.
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