caritam tasya rajarser
adi-rajasya sattama
bruhi me sraddadhanaya
visvaksenasrayo hy asau
caritam—character; tasya—his; rajarseh—of the saintly king; adi-rajasya—of the original king; sattama—O most pious one; bruhi—kindly speak; me—unto me; sraddadhanaya—unto one eager to receive; visvaksena—of the Personality of Godhead; asrayah—one who has taken shelter; hi—certainly; asau—that king.
O best of the virtuous, the original king of kings [Manu] was a great devotee of the Personality of Godhead Hari, and thus it is worth hearing of his sublime character and activities. Please describe them. I am very eager to hear.
Srimad-Bhagavatam is full of the transcendental topics of the Personality of Godhead and His pure devotees. In the absolute world there is no difference in quality between the Supreme Lord and His pure devotee. Therefore, hearing the topics of the Lord and hearing of the character and activities of the pure devotee have the same result, namely, the development of devotional service.

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