राज्ञा परीक्षिता पृष्टो यदवोचन्महामुनि: ।
तद्वोऽभिधास्ये शृणुत राज्ञ: प्रश्नानुसारत: ॥ ५१ ॥
दूरेयमा ह्युपरि न: स्पृहणीयशीला: ।
भर्तुर्मिथ: सुयशस: कथनानुराग-
वैक्लव्यबाष्पकलया पुलकीकृताङ्गा: ॥
rājñā parīkṣitā pṛṣṭo
yad avocan mahā-muniḥ
tad vo ’bhidhāsye śṛṇuta
sūtaḥ uvāca — Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī replied; rājñā — by the King; parīkṣitā — by Parīkṣit; pṛṣṭaḥ — as asked; yat — what; avocat — spoke; mahā-muniḥ — the great sage; tat — that very thing; vaḥ — unto you; abhidhāsye — I shall explain; śṛṇuta — please hear; rājñaḥ — by the King; praśna — question; anusārataḥ — in accordance with.
Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī explained: I shall now explain to you the very subjects explained by the great sage in answer to King Parīkṣit’s inquiries. Please hear them attentively.
Any question that is put forward may be answered by quoting the authority, and that satisfies the saner section. That is the system even in the law court. The best lawyer gives evidence from the past judgment of the court without taking much trouble to establish his case. This is called the paramparā system, and learned authorities follow it without manufacturing rubbish interpretations.
anādir ādir govindaḥ
Let us all obey the Supreme Lord, whose hand is in everything, without exception.
END OF THE SECOND CANTO