इत्थं स्म पृष्ट: स तु बादरायणि-
कृच्छ्रात् पुनर्लब्धबहिर्दृशि: शनै:
प्रत्याह तं भागवतोत्तमोत्तम ॥ ४४ ॥
itthaṁ sma pṛṣṭaḥ sa tu bādarāyaṇis
kṛcchrāt punar labdha-bahir-dṛśiḥ śanaiḥ
pratyāha taṁ bhāgavatottamottama
śrī-sūtaḥ uvāca — Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said; ittham — in this way; sma — in the past; pṛṣṭaḥ — being inquired from; saḥ — he; tu — indeed; bādarāyaṇiḥ — Śukadeva Gosvāmī; tat — by him (Śukadeva Gosvāmī); smārita-ananta — as soon as Lord Kṛṣṇa was remembered; hṛta — lost in ecstasy; akhila-indriyaḥ — all actions of the external senses; kṛcchrāt — with great difficulty; punaḥ — again; labdha-bahiḥ-dṛśiḥ — having revived his external sensory perception; śanaiḥ — slowly; pratyāha — replied; tam — unto Mahārāja Parīkṣit; bhāgavata-uttama-uttama — O great saintly person, greatest of all devotees (Śaunaka).
Sūta Gosvāmī said: O Śaunaka, greatest of saints and devotees, when Mahārāja Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī in this way, Śukadeva Gosvāmī, immediately remembering subject matters about Kṛṣṇa within the core of his heart, externally lost contact with the actions of his senses. Thereafter, with great difficulty, he revived his external sensory perception and began to speak to Mahārāja Parīkṣit about kṛṣṇa-kathā.
Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Tenth Canto, Twelfth Chapter, of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, entitled “The Killing of the Demon Aghāsura.”