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    श्रीशुक उवाच निशम्य कौषारविणोपवर्णितां हरेः कथां कारणसूकरात्मनः । पुनः स पप्रच्छ तमुद्यताञ्जलिर्नचातितृप्तो विदुरो धृतव्रतः ।। ३-१४-१ ।।

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: After hearing from the great sage Maitreya about the Lord’s incarnation as Varāha, Vidura, who had taken a vow, begged him with folded hands to please narrate further transcendental activities of the Lord, since he [Vidura] did not yet feel satisfied. ।। 3-14-1 ।।

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    विदुर उवाच तेनैव तु मुनिश्रेष्ठ हरिणा यज्ञमूर्तिना । आदिदैत्यो हिरण्याक्षो हत इत्यनुशुश्रुम ।। ३-१४-२ ।।

    Śrī Vidura said: O chief amongst the great sages, I have heard by disciplic succession that Hiraṇyākṣa, the original demon, was slain by the same form of sacrifices, the Personality of Godhead [Lord Boar]. ।। 3-14-2 ।।

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    तस्य चोद्धरतः क्षोणीं स्वदंष्ट्राग्रेण लीलया । दैत्यराजस्य च ब्रह्मन् कस्माद्धेतोरभून्मृधः ।। ३-१४-३ ।।

    What was the reason, O brāhmaṇa, for the fight between the demon king and Lord Boar while the Lord was lifting the earth as His pastime? ।। 3-14-3 ।।

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    मैत्रेय उवाच साधु वीर त्वया पृष्टमवतारकथां हरेः । यत्त्वं पृच्छसि मर्त्यानां मृत्युपाशविशातनीम् ।। ३-१४-४ ।।

    The great sage Maitreya said: O warrior, the inquiry made by you is just befitting a devotee because it concerns the incarnation of the Personality of Godhead. He is the source of liberation from the chain of birth and death for all those who are otherwise destined to die. ।। 3-14-4 ।।

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    ययोत्तानपदः पुत्रो मुनिना गीतयार्भकः । मृत्योः कृत्वैव मूर्ध्न्यङ्घ्रिमारुरोह हरेः पदम् ।। ३-१४-५ ।।

    By hearing these topics from the sage [Nārada], the son of King Uttānapāda [Dhruva] was enlightened regarding the Personality of Godhead, and he ascended to the abode of the Lord, placing his feet over the head of death. ।। 3-14-5 ।।