1. 6

    ताभ्यामर्घ्यं च पाद्यं च दत्वा पश्चात्फलानि च | आनुपूर्व्याच्छ धर्मज्ञः पप्रच्छ कुशलं कुले || २-९०-६

    Offering them both in order arghya (welcome offering), water to wash their feet and fruits in accordance with the practice, he enquired Bharata about the welfare of the family. [2-90-6]

  2. 7

    अयोध्यायां बले कोशे मित्रेष्वपि च मन्त्रिषु | जानन् दशरथं वृत्तं न राजानमुदाहरत् || २-९०-७

    He enquired about the welfare of Ayodhya, of the army, treasury, friends and the ministers. But knowingly did not mention about Dasaratha's wellbeing ( he knew Dasaratha was dead). [2-90-7]

  3. 8

    वसिष्ठो भरतश्चैनं पप्रच्छतुरनामयम् | शरीरेऽग्निषु वृक्षेषु शिष्येषु मृगपक्षिषु || २-९०-८

    Vasistha and Bharata also enquired about his health and welfare of his sacred fires, his disciples, animals and birds and trees of the hermitage. [2-90-8]

  4. 9

    तथेति तत्प्रतिज्ञाय भरद्वाजो महातपाः | भरतं प्रत्युवाचेदं राघवस्नेहबन्धनात् || २-९०-९

    Saying, all is well, the great ascetic Bharadwaja, out of his affection for Rama, said to Bharata : - [2-90-9]

  5. 10

    किमिहाऽगमने कार्यं तव राज्यं प्रशासतः | एतदाचक्ष्व मे सर्वं न हि मे शुद्ध्यते मनः || २-९०-१०

    - 'Why have you come here when you ought to be ruling the kingdom? Tell me everything about this. My mind is not clear in this matter. [2-90-10]