TEXT 10
yadopahuto bhavanam pravisto
mantraya prstah kila purvajena
athaha tan mantra-drsam variyan
yan mantrino vaidurikam vadanti
SYNONYMS
yada—when; upahutah—was called by; bhavanam—the palace; pravistah—entered; mantraya—for consultation; prstah—asked by; kila—of course; purvajena—by the elder brother; atha—thus; aha—said; tat—that; mantra—advice; drsam—just suitable; variyan—excellent; yat—that which; mantrinah—the ministers of state, or expert politicians; vaidurikam—instructions by Vidura; vadanti—do they say.
TRANSLATION
When Vidura was invited by his elder brother [Dhrtarastra] for consultation, he entered the house and gave instructions which were exactly to the point. His advice is well known, and instructions by Vidura are approved by expert ministers of state.
PURPORT
Political suggestions by Vidura are known as expert, just as, in modern times, Pandita Canakya is considered the authority in good counsel in both political and moral instructions.

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