नातिदूरे किलाश्चर्यं यदासीत् तन्निबोध मे ॥ १७ ॥
pūrveṣāṁ vṛttim anvaham
yad āsīt tan nibodha me
tasya — of Mahārāja Parīkṣit; evam — thus; vartamānasya — remaining absorbed in such thought; pūrveṣām — of his forefathers; vṛttim — good engagement; anvaham — day after day; na — not; ati-dūre — far off; kila — verily; āścaryam — astonishing; yat — that; āsīt — was; tat — which; nibodha — know it; me — from me.
Now you may hear from me of what happened while Mahārāja Parīkṣit was passing his days hearing of the good occupations of his forefathers and being absorbed in thought of them.