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    प्रह्लाद उवाच त्वयैव दत्तं पदमैन्द्रमूर्जितं हृतं तदेवाद्य तथैव शोभनम् । मन्ये महानस्य कृतो ह्यनुग्रहो विभ्रंशितो यच्छ्रिय आत्ममोहनात् ।। ८-२२-१६ ।।

    Prahlāda Mahārāja said: My Lord, it is Your Lordship who gave this Bali the very great opulence of the post of heavenly king, and now, today, it is You who have taken it all away. I think You have acted with equal beauty in both ways. Because his exalted position as King of heaven was putting him in the darkness of ignorance, You have done him a very merciful favor by taking away all his opulence. ।। 8-22-16 ।।

  2. 17

    यया हि विद्वानपि मुह्यते यतस्तत्को विचष्टे गतिमात्मनो यथा । तस्मै नमस्ते जगदीश्वराय वै नारायणायाखिललोकसाक्षिणे ।। ८-२२-१७ ।।

    Material opulence is so bewildering that it makes even a learned, self-controlled man forget to search for the goal of self-realization. But the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nārāyaṇa, the Lord of the universe, can see everything by His will. Therefore I offer my respectful obeisances unto Him. ।। 8-22-17 ।।

  3. 18

    श्रीशुक उवाच तस्यानुश‍ृण्वतो राजन् प्रह्लादस्य कृताञ्जलेः । हिरण्यगर्भो भगवानुवाच मधुसूदनम् ।। ८-२२-१८ ।।

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: O King Parīkṣit, Lord Brahmā then began to speak to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, within the hearing of Prahlāda Mahārāja, who stood nearby with folded hands. ।। 8-22-18 ।।

  4. 19

    बद्धं वीक्ष्य पतिं साध्वी तत्पत्नी भयविह्वला । प्राञ्जलिः प्रणतोपेन्द्रं बभाषेऽवाङ्मुखी नृप ।। ८-२२-१९ ।।

    But Bali Mahārāja’s chaste wife, afraid and aggrieved at seeing her husband arrested, immediately offered obeisances to Lord Vāmanadeva [Upendra]. She folded her hands and spoke as follows. ।। 8-22-19 ।।

  5. 20

    विन्ध्यावलिरुवाच क्रीडार्थमात्मन इदं त्रिजगत्कृतं ते स्वाम्यं तु तत्र कुधियोऽपर ईश कुर्युः । कर्तुः प्रभोस्तव किमस्यत आवहन्ति त्यक्तह्रियस्त्वदवरोपितकर्तृवादाः ।। ८-२२-२० ।।

    Śrīmatī Vindhyāvali said: O my Lord, You have created the entire universe for the enjoyment of Your personal pastimes, but foolish, unintelligent men have claimed proprietorship for material enjoyment. Certainly they are shameless agnostics. Falsely claiming proprietorship, they think they can give charity and enjoy. In such a condition, what good can they do for You, who are the independent creator, maintainer and annihilator of this universe? ।। 8-22-20 ।।