1. 16

    स विश्वजन्मस्थितिसंयमार्थे कृतावतारः प्रगृहीतशक्तिः । चकार कर्माण्यतिपूरुषाणि यानीश्वरः कीर्तय तानि मह्यम् ।। ३-५-१६ ।।

    Kindly chant all those superhuman transcendental activities of the supreme controller, the Personality of Godhead, who accepted incarnations fully equipped with all potency for the full manifestation and maintenance of the cosmic creation. ।। 3-5-16 ।।

  2. 17

    श्रीशुक उवाच स एवं भगवान् पृष्टः क्षत्त्रा कौषारविर्मुनिः । पुंसां निःश्रेयसार्थेन तमाह बहुमानयन् ।। ३-५-१७ ।।

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The great sage Maitreya Muni, after honoring Vidura very greatly, began to speak, at Vidura’s request, for the greatest welfare of all people. ।। 3-5-17 ।।

  3. 18

    मैत्रेय उवाच साधु पृष्टं त्वया साधो लोकान् साध्वनुगृह्णता । कीर्तिं वितन्वता लोके आत्मनोऽधोक्षजात्मनः ।। ३-५-१८ ।।

    Śrī Maitreya said: O Vidura, all glory unto you. You have inquired from me of the greatest of all goodness, and thus you have shown your mercy both to the world and to me because your mind is always absorbed in thoughts of the Transcendence. ।। 3-5-18 ।।

  4. 19

    नैतच्चित्रं त्वयि क्षत्तर्बादरायणवीर्यजे । गृहीतोऽनन्यभावेन यत्त्वया हरिरीश्वरः ।। ३-५-१९ ।।

    O Vidura, it is not at all wonderful that you have so accepted the Lord without deviation of thought, for you were born from the semen of Vyāsadeva. ।। 3-5-19 ।।

  5. 20

    माण्डव्यशापाद्भगवान् प्रजासंयमनो यमः । भ्रातुः क्षेत्रे भुजिष्यायां जातः सत्यवतीसुतात् ।। ३-५-२० ।।

    I know that you are now Vidura due to the cursing of Māṇḍavya Muni and that formerly you were King Yamarāja, the great controller of living entities after their death. You were begotten by the son of Satyavatī, Vyāsadeva, in the kept wife of his brother. ।। 3-5-20 ।।