I'd like to know the shloka of below translation from Devi Bhagvatam, Book 11, Chapter 1:

"Nârâyana said :– S’ruti and Smriti are the two eyes of God; the Purânam is His Heart. Whatever is stated in S’ruti, the Smriti and the Purânams is Dharma; whatever else is written in other S’âstras is not Dharma."

I read this wonderful translation by Rickross.

  • Are you looking for Sanskrit version of this particular verse?
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Nov 18, 2020 at 4:32
  • @TheLittleNaruto, yes. this siloka is wonderful to explain the clear relation between Veda and Dharma by Sri Narayana Himself. Nov 18, 2020 at 7:49
  • But what is your question? It's unclear TBH
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Nov 18, 2020 at 7:58
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    Also since you already have shared the reference of verse, it shouldn't be hard to locate the Sanskrit verse.
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Nov 18, 2020 at 7:59
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    Have you tried locating it from Sanskrit book? Or you're looking for Sanskrit book?
    – Pandya
    Nov 18, 2020 at 8:03

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The mentioned translation is for 21st shloka of Devi Bhagvatam: Book 11: Chapter 1:

श्रीनारायण उवाच

श्रुतिस्मृती उभे नेत्रे पुराणं हृदयं स्मृतम् ।

एतत्त्रयोक्त एव स्याद्धर्मो नान्यत्र कुत्रचित् ॥ २१ ॥

  • Dear YDS, thank you so much. I really appreciate your help. Your mercy solved my problem. Thank you (^o^). Nov 18, 2020 at 10:13

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