TEXT 18
maitreya uvaca
athabhistuta evam vai
sat-sankalpena dhimata
bhrtyanurakto bhagavan
pratinandyedam abravit
SYNONYMS
maitreyah uvaca—Maitreya said; atha—then; abhistutah—being worshiped; evam—thus; vai—certainly; sat-sankalpena—by Dhruva Maharaja, who had only good desires in his heart; dhi-mata—because he was very intelligent; bhrtya-anuraktah—very favorably disposed towards devotees; bhagavan—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; pratinandya—having congratulated him; idam—this; abravit—said.
TRANSLATION
The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, when Dhruva Maharaja, who had good intentions in his heart, finished his prayer, the Supreme Lord, the Personality of Godhead, who is very kind to His devotees and servants, congratulated him, speaking as follows.

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