nava-yogīśvara janma haite 'sādhaka' jñānī
vidhi-śiva-nārada-mukhe kṛṣṇa-guṇa śuni'
nava—nine; yogi-īśvara—great saintly yogīs; janma haite—from the very birth; sādhaka—practicers; jñānī—well versed in transcendental knowledge; vidhi—Lord Brahmā; śiva—Lord Śiva; nārada—the great sage Nārada; mukhe—in their mouths; kṛṣṇa-guṇa śuni'-hearing the transcendental qualities of Kṛṣṇa.
"From their very births, the nine great mystic yogīs [Yogendras] were impersonal philosophers of the Absolute Truth. However, because they heard about Lord Kṛṣṇa's qualities from Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva and the great sage Nārada, they also became Kṛṣṇa's devotees.
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