1. 6

    मुहुर्गृणन्तो वचसानुरागस्खलत्पदेनास्य कृतानि तज्ज्ञाः । किरीटसाहस्रमणिप्रवेकप्रद्योतितोद्दामफणासहस्रम् ।। ३-८-६ ।।

    The four Kumāras, headed by Sanat-kumāra, who all knew the transcendental pastimes of the Lord, glorified the Lord in rhythmic accents with selected words full of affection and love. At that time Lord Saṅkarṣaṇa, with His thousands of raised hoods, began to radiate an effulgence from the glowing stones on His head. ।। 3-8-6 ।।

  2. 7

    प्रोक्तं किलैतद्भगवत्तमेन निवृत्तिधर्माभिरताय तेन । सनत्कुमाराय स चाह पृष्टः साङ्ख्यायनायाङ्ग धृतव्रताय ।। ३-८-७ ।।

    Lord Saṅkarṣaṇa thus spoke the purport of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam to the great sage Sanat-kumāra, who had already taken the vow of renunciation. Sanat-kumāra also, in his turn, when inquired of by Sāṅkhyāyana Muni, explained Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam as he had heard it from Saṅkarṣaṇa. ।। 3-8-7 ।।

  3. 8

    साङ्ख्यायनः पारमहंस्यमुख्यो विवक्षमाणो भगवद्विभूतीः । जगाद सोऽस्मद्गुरवेऽन्विताय पराशरायाथ बृहस्पतेश्च ।। ३-८-८ ।।

    The great sage Sāṅkhyāyana was the chief amongst the transcendentalists, and when he was describing the glories of the Lord in terms of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, it so happened that my spiritual master, Parāśara, and Bṛhaspati both heard him. ।। 3-8-8 ।।

  4. 9

    प्रोवाच मह्यं स दयालुरुक्तो मुनिः पुलस्त्येन पुराणमाद्यम् । सोऽहं तवैतत्कथयामि वत्स श्रद्धालवे नित्यमनुव्रताय ।। ३-८-९ ।।

    The great sage Parāśara, as aforementioned, being so advised by the great sage Pulastya, spoke unto me the foremost of the Purāṇas [Bhāgavatam]. I shall also describe this before you, my dear son, in terms of my hearing, because you are always my faithful follower. ।। 3-8-9 ।।

  5. 10

    उदाप्लुतं विश्वमिदं तदासीद्यन्निद्रयाऽऽमीलितदृङ् न्यमीलयत् । अहीन्द्रतल्पेऽधिशयान एकः कृतक्षणः स्वात्मरतौ निरीहः ।। ३-८-१० ।।

    At that time when the three worlds were submerged in water, Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu was alone, lying on His bedstead, the great snake Ananta, and although He appeared to be in slumber in His own internal potency, free from the action of the external energy, His eyes were not completely closed. ।। 3-8-10 ।।