evam bruvanam maitreyam
prinayann iva bharatya
sri-sukah uvaca—Sri Sukadeva Gosvami said; evam—thus; bruvanam—speaking; maitreyam—unto the sage. Maitreya; dvaipayana-sutah—the son of Dvaipayana; budhah—learned; prinayan—in a pleasing manner; iva—as it was; bharatya—in the manner of a request; vidurah—Vidura; pratyabhasata—expressed.
Sri Sukadeva Gosvami said: O King, while Maitreya, the great sage, was thus speaking, Vidura, the learned son of Dvaipayana Vyasa, expressed a request in a pleasing manner by asking this question.
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