- evaṁ sañcintya bhagavān
- sva-rājye sthāpya dharmajam
- nandayām āsa suhṛdaḥ
- sādhūnāṁ vartma darśayan
evam—thus; sañcintya—thinking within Himself; bhagavān—the Personality of Godhead; sva-rājye—in his own kingdom; sthāpya—installing; dharmajam—Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira; nandayām āsa—gladdened; suhṛdaḥ—the friends; sādhūnām—of the saints; vartma—the path; darśayan—by indicating.
Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, thus thinking to Himself, established Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira in the position of supreme control of the world in order to show the ideal of administration on the path of piety.