Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 4 Chapter 31:26-31

Book 4: Chapter 31

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 4: Chapter 31: Verses 26-31
The story of the Pracetas

Sri Suka continued : I have thus told you (all) about the posterity of Uttanapada, the (younger) son of Swayambhuva Manu. (Now) O jewel of kings, hear about the line of Priyavrata (his elder son) as well, who, having received instruction in spiritual lore from Narada, and subsequently enjoyed the sovereignty of the globe, divided the same among his sons and duly attained to the divine Abode. Vidura was overwhelmed with emotion when he heard the sacred story, interspersed with an account of the invincible Lord Sri Hari, as told by the sage Maitreya (the son of Kusaru). With his eyes full of tears he bore the sage's feet on his head and installed (an image of) Sri Hari's feet in his heart. Vidura said : Your merciful self, O great Yogi, has brought me within sight of the other shore of (the ocean of) ignorance, where dwells Sri Hari, who (Himself) goes to meet those that have nothing to call their own. Sri Suka went on : With these (polite) words (expressive of gratitude) Vidura bowed low (to Maitreya) and, taking leave of him, proceeded with a peaceful mind to Hastinapura with intent to see his own kith and kin (and bless them by his hloy company). He who listens, O king, to this narrative of kings who had given their mind to Sri Hari, should (bids fair to) attain longevity, affluence, glory, security, the way to (eternal) happiness as well as worldly power and prosperity.

Thus ends the thirty-first discourse entitled "The story of the Pracetas", in Book Four of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana. otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita, composedby the sage Vedavyasa and consisting of eighteen thousand Slokas.


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