1. 21

    ब्रह्मोवाच भूतभावन भूतेश देवदेव जगन्मय । मुञ्चैनं हृतसर्वस्वं नायमर्हति निग्रहम् ।। ८-२२-२१ ।।

    Lord Brahmā said: O well-wisher and master of all living entities, O worshipable Deity of all the demigods, O all-pervading Personality of Godhead, now this man has been sufficiently punished, for You have taken everything. Now You can release him. He does not deserve to be punished more. ।। 8-22-21 ।।

  2. 22

    कृत्स्ना तेऽनेन दत्ता भूर्लोकाः कर्मार्जिताश्च ये । निवेदितं च सर्वस्वमात्माविक्लवया धिया ।। ८-२२-२२ ।।

    Bali Mahārāja had already offered everything to Your Lordship. Without hesitation, he has offered his land, the planets and whatever else he earned by his pious activities, including even his own body. ।। 8-22-22 ।।

  3. 23

    यत्पादयोरशठधीः सलिलं प्रदाय दूर्वाङ्कुरैरपि विधाय सतीं सपर्याम् । अप्युत्तमां गतिमसौ भजते त्रिलोकीं दाश्वानविक्लवमनाः कथमार्तिमृच्छेत् ।। ८-२२-२३ ।।

    By offering even water, newly grown grass, or flower buds at Your lotus feet, those who maintain no mental duplicity can achieve the most exalted position within the spiritual world. This Bali Mahārāja, without duplicity, has now offered everything in the three worlds. How then can he deserve to suffer from arrest? ।। 8-22-23 ।।

  4. 24

    श्रीभगवानुवाच ब्रह्मन् यमनुगृह्णामि तद्विशो विधुनोम्यहम् । यन्मदः पुरुषः स्तब्धो लोकं मां चावमन्यते ।। ८-२२-२४ ।।

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear Lord Brahmā, because of material opulence a foolish person becomes dull-witted and mad. Thus he has no respect for anyone within the three worlds and defies even My authority. To such a person I show special favor by first taking away all his possessions. ।। 8-22-24 ।।

  5. 25

    यदा कदाचिज्जीवात्मा संसरन् निजकर्मभिः । नानायोनिष्वनीशोऽयं पौरुषीं गतिमाव्रजेत् ।। ८-२२-२५ ।।

    While rotating in the cycle of birth and death again and again in different species because of his own fruitive activities, the dependent living entity, by good fortune, may happen to become a human being. This human birth is very rarely obtained. ।। 8-22-25 ।।