bhavapyayau hi bhutanam
srutau vistaraso maya
mahatmyam api cavyayam
Word for word:
bhava — appearance; apyayau — disappearance; hi — certainly; bhutanam — of all living entities; srutau — have been heard; vistarasah — in detail; maya — by me; tvattah — from You; kamala-patra-aksa — O lotus-eyed one; mahatmyam — glories; api — also; ca — and; avyayam — inexhaustible.
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
O lotus-eyed one, I have heard from You in detail about the appearance and disappearance of every living entity and have realized Your inexhaustible glories.
Purport by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
Arjuna addresses Lord Krishna as “lotus-eyed” (Krishna’s eyes appear just like the petals of a lotus ﬂower) out of his joy, for Krishna has assured him, in a previous chapter, aham krtsnasya jagatah prabhavah pralayas tatha: “I am the source of the appearance and disappearance of this entire material manifestation.” Arjuna has heard of this from the Lord in detail. Arjuna further knows that in spite of His being the source of all appearances and disappearances, He is aloof from them. As the Lord has said in the Ninth Chapter, He is all-pervading, yet He is not personally present everywhere. That is the inconceivable opulence of Krishna which Arjuna admits that he has thoroughly understood.