Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 41 – Slokas 7 – 12

Dhrutharashtra said, “Vidura! Please tell me quickly about this supreme ancient eternal immutable Sage. How can be arrive here with His eternal body?”


Vaishampayana said, “Hey King! Vidura immediately prayed within himself offering salutations to this unique eternal Sage of exemplary discipline and sankalp. And the merciful Sage knowing that Vidura was remembering Him and offering pranaam, immediately blessed him with His darshan.


Vidura in accordance with the tenets of the scriptures performed the various requisites to honour the radiant Sage namely padya – washing the feet of the revered One, arghya – water for washing His hands, madhuparka – a mixture of honey and milk and other offerings were surrendered at His Lotus Feet. And when the venerable Sage pleased with the service rendered by Vidura, leaned back on His asana – seat, Vidura said, “Bhagawan! There are a few doubts in the heart of Dhrutharashtra and it is inappropriate for me to attempt to clear those. You are the most foremost to explain this subject and the right person to clear his doubts.


Upon hearing which, this King will be able to overcome all sorrows and will be free from these namely gain-loss, like-dislike, old age-death, fear-indignation, hunger-thirst, intoxication-prosperity, worries-laziness, desire-anger and deterioration-progress.


[Sanatsujatha Parva – Chapters 41 of Udyoga Parva – Slokas 7 – 12]

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