TEXT 7
katham va pandaveyasya
rajarser munina saha
samvadah samabhut tata
yatraisa satvati srutih
SYNONYMS
katham—how is it; va—also; pandaveyasya—of the descendant of Pandu (Pariksit); rajarseh—of the king who was a sage; munina—with the muni; saha—with; samvadah—discussion; samabhut—took place; tata—O darling; yatra—whereupon; esa—like this; satvati—transcendental; srutih—essence of the Vedas.
TRANSLATION
How did it so happen that King Pariksit met this great sage, making it possible for this great transcendental essence of the Vedas [Bhagavatam] to be sung to him?
PURPORT
Srimad-Bhagavatam is stated here as the essence of the Vedas. It is not an imaginary story as it is sometimes considered by unauthorized men. It is also called Suka-samhita, or the Vedic hymn spoken by Sri Sukadeva Gosvami, the great liberated sage.

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