- sūta uvāca
- codito vidureṇaivaṁ
- vāsudeva-kathāṁ prati
- praśasya taṁ prīta-manā
- maitreyaḥ pratyabhāṣata
sūtaḥ uvāca—Sūta Gosvāmī said; coditaḥ—inspired; vidureṇa—by Vidura; evam—thus; vāsudeva—of Lord Kṛṣṇa; kathām—narration; prati—about; praśasya—praising; tam—him; prīta-manāḥ—being very pleased; maitreyaḥ—the saint Maitreya; pratyabhāṣata—replied.
Sūta Gosvāmī continued: When Vidura became inspired to hear of the activities of Lord Kṛṣṇa in His various incarnations, Maitreya, also being inspired and being very pleased with Vidura, began to praise him. Then Maitreya spoke as follows.
Talk of kṛṣṇa-kathā, or topics about Lord Kṛṣṇa or His incarnations, is spiritually so inspiring that the reciter and hearer are never exhausted. That is the nature of spiritual talks. We have actually seen that one can never become satiated by hearing the conversations between Vidura and Maitreya. Both of them are devotees, and the more Vidura inquires, the more Maitreya is encouraged to speak. A symptom of spiritual talks is that no one feels tired. Thus upon hearing the questions of Vidura, the great sage Maitreya did not feel disgusted but rather felt encouraged to speak at greater length.