bruhi yogesvare krsne
svam kastham adhunopete
dharmah kam saranam gatah
bruhi—kindly explain; yoga-isvare—the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the master of all mystic power; krsne—Lord Krsna; brahmanye—the protector of brahminical culture; dharma-varmani—the strong arms of religious principles; svam—His own; kastham—to the personal abode; adhuna—at present; upete—having returned; dharmah—the religious principles; kam—unto what; saranam—shelter; gatah—have gone.
" 'Now that Sri Krsna, the Absolute Truth, the master of all mystic powers, has departed for His own abode, please tell us by whom religious principles are presently protected.'
This verse from Srimad-Bhagavatam (1.1.23) was a question raised by all the sages, who were headed by Saunaka. This question put before the great devotee Suta Gosvami is the foremost of the six questions raised. The answer to this important question is given in the next verse from Srimad-Bhagavatam (1.3.43).
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