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    तेषां हि वचनं श्रुत्वा वसिष्ठः प्रत्युवाच ह। मित्रामात्यगणान्सर्वान्ब्राह्मणांस्तानिदं वचः || २-६८-१

    Having listened to their words, Vasistha replied to the host of friends and counsellors of the king and to all the brahmins : - [2-68-1]

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    यदसौ मातुलकुले दत्तराज्यं परं सुखी | भरतो वसति भ्रात्रा शत्रुघ्नेन समन्वितः || २-६८-२

    - 'Bharata on whom the kingdom has been conferred is living comfortably in his maternal uncle's house accompanied by his brother Shatrughna. [2-68-2]

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    तच्छीघ्रं जवना दूता गच्छन्तु त्वरितैर्हयैः | आनेतुं भ्रातरौ वीरौ किं समीक्षामहे वयम् || २-६८-३

    Let swift messengers go quickly on speeding horses and bring back the valiant brothers ( Bharata and Shatrughna ). What is there to deliberate for us in this matter?' [2-68-3]

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    गच्छन्त्विति ततः सर्वे वसिष्ठं वाक्यमब्रुवन् | तेषां तद्वचनं श्रूत्वा वसिष्ठो वाक्यमब्रवीत् || २-६८-४

    Let the messengers go, said all of them to Vasistha. On hearing this, Vasistha replied again..... - [2-68-4]

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    एहि सिद्धार्थ विजय जयन्ताशोक नन्दन | श्रूयतामिति कर्तव्यं सर्वानेव ब्रवीमि वः || २-६८-५

    - 'Calling Siddhartha, Vijaya, Jayanta, Asoka and Nandana, Vasistha said, All of you listen to what is required to be done (by you). [2-68-5]