ittham prthum abhistuya
punar ahavanir bhita
maitreyah uvaca—the great saint Maitreya continued to speak; ittham—thus; prthum—unto King Prthu; abhistuya—after offering prayers; rusa—in anger; prasphurita—trembling; adharam—his lips; punah—again; aha—she said; avanih—the planet earth; bhita—in fear; samstabhya—after settling; atmanam—the mind; atmana—by the intelligence.
The great saint Maitreya continued to address Vidura: My dear Vidura, at that time, after the planet earth finished her prayers, King Prthu was still not pacified, and his lips trembled in great anger. Although the planet earth was frightened, she made up her mind and began to speak as follows in order to convince the King.
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