evam asvasito raja
vimrjya panina vaktram
sri-sukah uvaca—Sri Sukadeva Gosvami said; evam—thus; asvasitah—being enlightened or given hope; raja—the King; citraketuh—Citraketu; dvija-uktibhih—by the instructions of the great brahmanas (Narada and Angira Rsi); vimrjya—wiping off; panina—by the hand; vaktram—his face; adhi-mlanam—shriveled due to lamentation; abhasata—spoke intelligently.
Sri Sukadeva Gosvami continued: Thus enlightened by the instructions of Narada and Angira, King Citraketu became hopeful with knowledge. Wiping his shriveled face with his hand, the King began to speak.
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