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    श्रीशुक उवाच इति भागवतः पृष्टः क्षत्त्रा वार्तां प्रियाश्रयाम् । प्रतिवक्तुं न चोत्सेह औत्कण्ठ्यात्स्मारितेश्वरः ।। ३-२-१ ।।

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: When the great devotee Uddhava was asked by Vidura to speak on the messages of the dearest [Lord Kṛṣṇa], Uddhava was unable to answer immediately due to excessive anxiety at the remembrance of the Lord. ।। 3-2-1 ।।

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    यः पञ्चहायनो मात्रा प्रातराशाय याचितः । तन्नैच्छद्रचयन्यस्य सपर्यां बाललीलया ।। ३-२-२ ।।

    He was one who even in his childhood, at the age of five years, was so absorbed in the service of Lord Kṛṣṇa that when he was called by his mother for morning breakfast, he did not wish to have it. ।। 3-2-2 ।।

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    स कथं सेवया तस्य कालेन जरसं गतः । पृष्टो वार्तां प्रतिब्रूयाद्भर्तुः पादावनुस्मरन् ।। ३-२-३ ।।

    Uddhava thus served the Lord continually from childhood, and in his old age that attitude of service never slackened. As soon as he was asked about the message of the Lord, he at once remembered all about Him. ।। 3-2-3 ।।

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    स मुहूर्तमभूत्तूष्णीं कृष्णाङ्घ्रिसुधया भृशम् । तीव्रेण भक्तियोगेन निमग्नः साधु निर्वृतः ।। ३-२-४ ।।

    For a moment he remained dead silent, and his body did not move. He became absorbed in the nectar of remembering the Lord’s lotus feet in devotional ecstasy, and he appeared to be going increasingly deeper into that ecstasy. ।। 3-2-4 ।।

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    पुलकोद्भिन्नसर्वाङ्गो मुञ्चन्मीलद्दृशा शुचः । पूर्णार्थो लक्षितस्तेन स्नेहप्रसरसम्प्लुतः ।। ३-२-५ ।।

    It was so observed by Vidura that Uddhava had all the transcendental bodily changes due to total ecstasy, and he was trying to wipe away tears of separation from his eyes. Thus Vidura could understand that Uddhava had completely assimilated extensive love for the Lord. ।। 3-2-5 ।।