etan me prcchatah prasnan
hareh karma-vivitsaya
bruhi me jnasya mitratvad
ajaya nasta-caksusah
etanall these; memy; prcchatahof one who inquires; prasnanquestions; harehof the Supreme Lord; karmapastimes; vivitsayadesiring to know; bruhikindly describe; meunto me; ajnasyaof one who is ignorant; mitratvatbecause of friendship; ajayaby the external energy; nasta-caksusahthose who have lost their vision.
My dear sage, I have put all these questions before you with a view to knowing the pastimes of Hari, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. You are the friend of all, so kindly describe them for all those who have lost their vision.
Vidura put forward many varieties of questions with a view to understanding the principles of transcendental loving service to the Lord. As stated in Bhagavad-gita (2.41), devotional service to the Lord is one, and the mind of the devotee is not diverted to the many branches of uncertainties. Viduras purpose was to be situated in that service to the Lord, wherein one merges undivertedly. He claimed the friendship of Maitreya Muni, not because he was Maitreyas son but because Maitreya was actually the friend of all who have lost their spiritual vision due to material influence.

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