TEXT 45
yo mam atithim ayatam
atithyena nimantrya ca
adattva bhuktavams tasya
sadyas te darsaye phalam
SYNONYMS
yah—this man who; mam—unto me; atithim—who, being an uninvited guest; ayatam—had come here; atithyena—with the reception of a guest; nimantrya—after inviting me; ca—also; adattva—without giving (food); bhuktavan—has himself eaten; tasya—of him; sadyah—immediately; te—of you; darsaye—I shall show; phalam—the result.
TRANSLATION
Maharaja Ambarisa, you have invited me to eat as a guest, but instead of feeding me, you yourself have eaten first. Because of your misbehavior, I shall show you something to punish you.
PURPORT
A devotee cannot be defeated by a so-called mystic yogi. This will be proved by the failure of Durvasa Muni’s endeavor to chastise Maharaja Ambarisa. Harav abhaktasya kuto mahad-gunah (Bhag. 5.18.12). One who is not a pure devotee of the Supreme Lord has no good qualifications, however great a mystic, philosopher or fruitive worker he may be. Only a devotee emerges victorious in all circumstances, as will be shown in this incident involving the rivalry between Durvasa and Maharaja Ambarisa.

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