nirgate narade suta
tatah kim akarod vibhuh
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
Rsi Saunaka asked: O Suta, the great and transcendentally powerful Vyasadeva heard everything from Sri Narada Muni. So after Narada’s departure, what did Vyasadeva do?
Purport by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
In this chapter the clue for describing Srimad-Bhagavatam is picked up as Maharaja Pariksit is miraculously saved in the womb of his mother. This was caused by Drauni (Asvatthama), Acarya Drona’s son, who killed the five sons of Draupadi while they were asleep, for which he was punished by Arjuna. Before commencing the great epic Srimad-Bhagavatam, Sri Vyasadeva realized the whole truth by trance in devotion.