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CC Ādi 7.93

Text

eta bali’ eka śloka śikhāila more
bhāgavatera sāra ei — bale vāre vāre

Synonyms

eta bali’ — saying this; eka — one; śloka — verse; śikhāila — has taught; more — unto Me; bhāgavatera — of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam; sāra — essence; ei — this is; bale — he said; vāre vāre — again and again.

Translation

“Saying this, My spiritual master taught Me a verse from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. It is the essence of all the Bhāgavatam’s instructions; therefore he recited this verse again and again.

Purport

This verse from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (11.2.40) was spoken by Śrī Nārada Muni to Vasudeva to teach him about bhāgavata-dharma. Vasudeva had already achieved the result of bhāgavata-dharma because Lord Kṛṣṇa appeared in his house as his son, yet in order to teach others, he desired to hear from Śrī Nārada Muni to be enlightened in the process of bhāgavata-dharma. This is the humbleness of a great devotee.