|Canto 4: Creation of the Fourth Order||Chapter 21: Instructions by Mahārāja Pṛthu|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.45
iti bruvāṇaḿ nṛpatiḿ
maitreyaḥ uvāca — the great sage Maitreya continued to speak; iti — thus; bruvāṇam — while speaking; nṛ-patim — the King; pitṛ — the denizens of Pitṛloka; deva — the demigods; dvi-jātayaḥ — and the twice-born (the brāhmaṇas and the Vaiṣṇavas); tuṣṭuvuḥ — satisfied; hṛṣṭa-manasaḥ — greatly pacified in mind; sādhu-vādena — by expressing congratulations; sādhavaḥ — all the saintly persons present.
The great sage Maitreya said: After hearing King Pṛthu speak so nicely, all the demigods, the denizens of Pitṛloka, the brāhmaṇas and the saintly persons present at the meeting congratulated him by expressing their good will.
When a person speaks very nicely at a meeting, he is congratulated by the audience, who express their good will with the words sādhu, sādhu. This is called sādhu-vāda. All the saintly persons, Pitās (denizens of Pitṛloka) and demigods who were present at the meeting and heard Pṛthu Mahārāja expressed their good will with the words sādhu, sādhu. They all accepted the good mission of Pṛthu Mahārāja, and they were fully satisfied.
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