1. 26

    जन्मकर्मवयोरूपविद्यैश्वर्यधनादिभिः । यद्यस्य न भवेत्स्तम्भस्तत्रायं मदनुग्रहः ।। ८-२२-२६ ।।

    If a human being is born in an aristocratic family or a higher status of life, if he performs wonderful activities, if he is youthful, if he has personal beauty, a good education and good wealth, and if he is nonetheless not proud of his opulences, it is to be understood that he is especially favored by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. ।। 8-22-26 ।।

  2. 27

    मानस्तम्भनिमित्तानां जन्मादीनां समन्ततः । सर्वश्रेयःप्रतीपानां हन्त मुह्येन्न मत्परः ।। ८-२२-२७ ।।

    Although aristocratic birth and other such opulences are impediments to advancement in devotional service because they are causes of false prestige and pride, these opulences never disturb a pure devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. ।। 8-22-27 ।।

  3. 28

    एष दानवदैत्यानामग्रणीः कीर्तिवर्धनः । अजैषीदजयां मायां सीदन्नपि न मुह्यति ।। ८-२२-२८ ।।

    Bali Mahārāja has become the most famous among the demons and nonbelievers, for in spite of being bereft of all material opulences, he is fixed in his devotional service. ।। 8-22-28 ।।

  4. 29

    क्षीणरिक्थश्च्युतः स्थानात्क्षिप्तो बद्धश्च शत्रुभिः । ज्ञातिभिश्च परित्यक्तो यातनामनुयापितः ।। ८-२२-२९ ।।

    Although bereft of his riches, fallen from his original position, defeated and arrested by his enemies, rebuked and deserted by his relatives and friends, although suffering the pain of being bound and although rebuked and cursed by his spiritual master ।। 8-22-29 ।।

  5. 30

    गुरुणा भर्त्सितः शप्तो जहौ सत्यं न सुव्रतः । छलैरुक्तो मया धर्मो नायं त्यजति सत्यवाक् ।। ८-२२-३० ।।

    Bali Mahārāja, being fixed in his vow, did not give up his truthfulness. It was certainly with pretension that I spoke about religious principles, but he did not give up religious principles, for he is true to his word. ।। 8-22-30 ।।