tasmin sva āśrame vyāso
āsīno 'pa upaspṛśya
praṇidadhyau manaḥ svayam
tasmin—in that (āśrama); sve—own; āśrame—in the cottage; vyāsaḥ—Vyāsadeva; badarī—berry; ṣaṇḍa—trees; maṇḍite—surrounded by; āsīnaḥ—sitting; apaḥ upaspṛśya—touching water; praṇidadhyau—concentrated; manaḥ—the mind; svayam—himself.
In that place, Śrīla Vyāsadeva, in his own āśrama, which was surrounded by berry trees, sat down to meditate after touching water for purification.
Under instructions of his spiritual master Śrīla Nārada Muni, Vyāsadeva concentrated his mind in that transcendental place of meditation.
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