'py ajita-rucira-lilakrsta-saras tadiyam
vyatanuta krpaya yas tattva-dipam puranam
tam akhila-vrjina-ghnam vyasa-sunum nato 'smi
sva-sukha-nirbhrta-cetah—whose mind was always fully absorbed in the happiness of self-realization; tat—by that; vyudasta-anya-bhavah—being freed from all other attractions; api—although; ajita-rucira-lila—by the most attractive pastimes of Ajita, the Supreme Personality of Godhead; akrsta—attracted; sarah—whose heart; tadiyam—in relation to the Lord; vyatanuta—described and spread; krpaya—out of mercy; yah—he who; tattva-dipam—which is the light of the Absolute Truth; puranam—the supplementary Vedic literature Srimad-Bhagavatam; tam—to him; akhila-vrjina-ghnam—who can destroy all kinds of material misery; vyasa-sunum—Sukadeva Gosvami, the son of Vyasadeva; natah asmi—I offer my respectful obeisances.
" 'I offer my respectful obeisances unto Srila Sukadeva Gosvami, the son of Vyasadeva. He is the destroyer of all sinful reactions and is full in self-realization and bliss. Because of this, he has no other desire. Still, he was attracted by the transcendental pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and out of compassion for the people, he described the transcendental historical literature called Srimad-Bhagavatam. This is compared to the light of the Absolute Truth.'
This verse is from Srimad-Bhagavatam (12.12.68).
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