|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 87: The Prayers of the Personified Vedas|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.87.11
api cakruḥ pravacanam
ekaḿ śuśrūṣavo 'pare
tulya — equal; śruta — in hearing from the Vedas; tapaḥ — and performance of penances; śīlāḥ — whose character; tulya — equal; svīya — to friends; ari — enemies; madhyamāḥ — and neutral parties; api — although; cakruḥ — they made; pravacanam — the speaker; ekam — one of them; śuśrūṣavaḥ — eager listeners; apare — the others.
Although these sages were all equally qualified in terms of Vedic study and austerity, and although they all saw friends, enemies and neutral parties equally, they chose one of their number to be the speaker, and the rest became eager listeners.
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