Srimad Bhagavatam 01.05.03 - Learning from Mahabharata (download mp3)
by Sridama Sakha Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
api te mahad-adbhutam
kṛtavān bhārataṁ yas tvaṁ
Your inquiries were full and your studies were also well fulfilled, and there is no doubt that you have prepared a great and wonderful work, the Mahābhārata, which is full of all kinds of Vedic sequences elaborately explained.
The despondency of Vyāsadeva was certainly not due to his lack of sufficient knowledge because as a student he had fully inquired about the Vedic literatures, as a result of which the Mahābhārata is compiled with full explanation of the Vedas.