Shree Vaisham pãyana uvacha:Shruthvã dharmãna séshéna pãvananicha sarvashahaYudhishtara shanthanavam punarévãbya bashatha
Vaisampayana, the narrator to Dhritrastra says: Yudhishthira, as a righteous man ("
") of spiritual inclination, with themortal integrity ("
") of a careful mortal, asks ("
") Bhishma ("
") quite an interesting set of questions which are typical queries which the heart of seekers will always ask.
Kimékam daivatham loke kim vápyekam parãyanam
Sthuvantha kam kamarchanda prapnuyur mãnavã shubam
") is the greatest ("
") Lord ("
") in the world ("
")?Who is the one ("
") refuge ("
") for all?By glorifying ("
") whom ("
") can man ("
") reach the Auspiciousness ("
") (peace and prosperity)?By worshipping ("
") whom can a man reach auspiciousness (peace and prosperity)?
Ko dharma sarva dharmãnam bhavatha paramo mathaha