parīkṣitaivaṁ sa tu bādarāyaṇiḥ
prāyopaviṣṭena kathāsu coditaḥ
uvāca viprāḥ pratinandya pārthivaṁ
mudā munīnāṁ sadasi sma śṛṇvatām
śrī-sūtaḥ uvāca—Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said; parīkṣitā—by Mahārāja Parīkṣit; evam—thus; saḥ—he; tu—indeed; bādarāyaṇiḥ—Śukadeva Gosvāmī; prāya-upaviṣṭena—Parīkṣit Mahārāja, who was awaiting impending death; kathāsu—by the words; coditaḥ—being encouraged; uvāca—spoke; viprāḥ—O brāhmaṇas; pratinandya—after congratulating; pārthivam—Mahārāja Parīkṣit; mudā—with great pleasure; munīnām—of great sages; sadasi—in the assembly; sma—indeed; śṛṇvatām—who desired to hear.
Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: O brāhmaṇas, when Parīkṣit Mahārāja, who was awaiting impending death, thus requested Śukadeva Gosvāmī to speak, Śukadeva Gosvāmī, encouraged by the King’s words, offered respect to the King and spoke with great pleasure in the assembly of sages, who desired to hear him.
Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Eighth Canto, First Chapter, of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, entitled “The Manus, Administrators of the Universe.”
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