pūrve aṣṭa-śloka kari' loke śikṣā dilā
sei aṣṭa-ślokera artha āpane āsvādilā
pūrve—formerly; aṣṭa-śloka kari'-composing eight verses; loke śikṣā dilā—gave instruction to the people in general; sei—those; aṣṭa-ślokera—of the eight stanzas; artha—the meaning; āpane āsvādilā—personally tasted.
The Lord had formerly composed these eight verses to teach people in general. Now He personally tasted the meaning of the verses, which are called the Śikṣāṣṭaka.
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