|Canto 3: The Status Quo||Chapter 7: Further Inquires by Vidura|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.1
evaḿ bruvāṇaḿ maitreyaḿ
prīṇayann iva bhāratyā
śrī-śukaḥ uvāca — Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; evam — thus; bruvāṇam — speaking; maitreyam — unto the sage. Maitreya; dvaipāyana-sutaḥ — the son of Dvaipāyana; budhaḥ — learned; prīṇayan — in a pleasing manner; iva — as it was; bhāratyā — in the manner of a request; viduraḥ — Vidura; pratyabhāṣata — expressed.
Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, while Maitreya, the great sage, was thus speaking, Vidura, the learned son of Dvaipāyana Vyāsa, expressed a request in a pleasing manner by asking this question.
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