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SB 3.20.3

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


dvaipāyanād anavaro
mahitve tasya dehajaḥ
sarvātmanā śritaḥ kṛṣṇaṁ
tat-parāṁś cāpy anuvrataḥ


dvaipāyanāt — from Vyāsadeva; anavaraḥ — in no way inferior; mahitve — in greatness; tasya — his (Vyāsa's); deha-jaḥ — born of his body; sarva-ātmanā — with all his heart; śritaḥ — took shelter; kṛṣṇam — Lord Kṛṣṇa; tat-parān — those devoted to Him; ca — and; api — also; anuvrataḥ — followed.


Vidura was born from the body of Veda-vyāsa and was not less than he. Thus he accepted the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa wholeheartedly and was attached to His devotees.


The history of Vidura is that he was born of a śūdra mother, but his seminal father was Vyāsadeva; thus he was not less than Vyāsadeva in any respect. Since he was born of a great father, who was supposed to be an incarnation of Nārāyaṇa and who composed all the Vedic literatures, Vidura was also a great personality. He accepted Kṛṣṇa as his worshipable Lord and followed His instructions wholeheartedly.

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