|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 10: Lord Śiva and Umā Glorify Mārkaṇḍeya Ṛṣi|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.10.26
vaco 'mṛtāyanam ṛṣir
nātṛpyat karṇayoḥ piban
sūtaḥ uvāca — Sūta Gosvāmī said; iti — thus; candra-lalāmasya — of Lord Śiva, who is decorated with the moon; dharma-guhya — with the secret essence of religion; upabṛḿhitam — filled; vacaḥ — the words; amṛta-ayanam — the reservoir of nectar; ṛṣiḥ — the sage; na atṛpyat — did not feel satiated; karṇayoḥ — with his ears; piban — drinking.
Sūta Gosvāmī said: Drinking with his ears Lord Śiva's nectarean words, full of the confidential essence of religion, Mārkaṇḍeya Ṛṣi could not be satiated.
Mārkaṇḍeya Ṛṣi was not eager to hear himself praised by Lord Śiva, but he appreciated Lord Śiva's deep realization of religious principles and therefore desired to hear more.
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