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    श्रीशुक उवाच इति वैरोचनेर्वाक्यं धर्मयुक्तं स सूनृतम् । निशम्य भगवान् प्रीतः प्रतिनन्द्येदमब्रवीत् ।। ८-१९-१ ।।

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: When the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vāmanadeva, heard Bali Mahārāja speaking in this pleasing way, He was very satisfied, for Bali Mahārāja had spoken in terms of religious principles. Thus the Lord began to praise him. ।। 8-19-1 ।।

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    श्रीभगवानुवाच वचस्तवैतज्जनदेव सूनृतं कुलोचितं धर्मयुतं यशस्करम् । यस्य प्रमाणं भृगवः साम्पराये पितामहः कुलवृद्धः प्रशान्तः ।। ८-१९-२ ।।

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O King, you are indeed exalted because your present advisors are the brāhmaṇas who are descendants of Bhṛgu and because your instructor for your future life is your grandfather, the peaceful and venerable Prahlāda Mahārāja. Your statements are very true, and they completely agree with religious etiquette. They are in keeping with the behavior of your family, and they enhance your reputation. ।। 8-19-2 ।।

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    न ह्येतस्मिन् कुले कश्चिन्निःसत्त्वः कृपणः पुमान् । प्रत्याख्याता प्रतिश्रुत्य यो वादाता द्विजातये ।। ८-१९-३ ‌।।

    I know that even until now, no one taking birth in your family has been poor-minded or miserly. No one has refused to give charity to brāhmaṇas, nor after promising to give charity has anyone failed to fulfill his promise. ।। 8-19-3 ।।

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    न सन्ति तीर्थे युधि चार्थिनार्थिताः पराङ्मुखा ये त्वमनस्विनो नृपाः । युष्मत्कुले यद्यशसामलेन प्रह्लाद उद्भाति यथोडुपः खे ।। ८-१९-४ ।।

    O King Bali, never in your dynasty has the low-minded king been born who upon being requested has refused charity to brāhmaṇas in holy places or a fight to kṣatriyas on a battlefield. And your dynasty is even more glorious due to the presence of Prahlāda Mahārāja, who is like the beautiful moon in the sky. ।। 8-19-4 ।।

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    यतो जातो हिरण्याक्षश्चरन्नेक इमां महीम् । प्रतिवीरं दिग्विजये नाविन्दत गदायुधः ।। ८-१९-५ ।।

    It was in your dynasty that Hiraṇyākṣa was born. Carrying only his own club, he wandered the globe alone, without assistance, to conquer all directions, and no hero he met could rival him. ।। 8-19-5 ।।