ब्रह्मंस्तेऽनुग्रहार्थाय सम्प्राप्तान् विद्ध्यमून् मुनीन् ।
सञ्चरन्ति मया लोकान् पुनन्त: पादरेणुभि: ॥ ५१ ॥
brahmaṁs te ’nugrahārthāya
samprāptān viddhy amūn munīn
sañcaranti mayā lokān
śrī-bhagavān uvāca — the Supreme Lord said; brahman — O brāhmaṇa; te — your; anugraha — of bestowing benedictions; arthāya — for the purpose; samprāptān — come; viddhi — you should know; amūn — these; munīn — sages; sañcaranti — they wander; mayā — together with Me; lokān — all the worlds; punantaḥ — purifying; pāda — of their feet; reṇubhiḥ — with the dust.
The Supreme Lord said: My dear brāhmaṇa, you should know that these great sages have come here just to bless you. They travel throughout the worlds with Me, purifying them with the dust of their feet.
Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī explains that Lord Kṛṣṇa thought Śrutadeva had shown too much reverence to Him and not enough to the sages, and thus He turned the brāhmaṇa’s attention to them.