prahlada, bali, vyasa, suka adi muni-gana
asi' prabhu dekhi' preme haya acetana
prahladaPrahlada Maharaja; baliBali Maharaja; vyasaVyasadeva; sukaSukadeva Gosvami; adiand so on; muni-ganagreat sages; asi'-coming; prabhu dekhi'-by seeing Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; premein ecstatic love of Krsna; haya acetanabecame unconscious.
Prahlada Maharaja, Bali Maharaja, Vyasadeva, Sukadeva Gosvami and other great sages came to visit Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Upon seeing Him, they became unconscious in ecstatic love for Krsna.
According to the opinion of some historians, Prahlada Maharaja was born in Treta-yuga in the city of Mulatana in the state of Punjab. He was born of Hiranyakasipu, a king of the dynasty of Kasyapa. Prahlada Maharaja was a great devotee of Lord Visnu, but his father was very much against Visnu. Because the father and son thus differed in their consciousness, the demon father inflicted all kinds of bodily pain upon Prahlada. When this torture became intolerable, the Supreme Lord appeared as Nrsimhadeva and killed the great demon Hiranyakasipu.
Bali Maharaja was the grandson of Prahlada Maharaja. The son of Prahlada Maharaja was Virocana, and his son was known as Bali. Appearing as Vamana and begging Bali Maharaja for three feet of land, the Lord took possession of the entire three worlds. Thus Bali Maharaja became a great devotee of Lord Vamana. Bali Maharaja had one hundred sons, of whom Maharaja Bana was the eldest and most famous.
Vyasadeva was the son of the great sage Parasara. Other names for him are Satyavateya and Krsna-dvaipayana Badarayana Muni. As one of the authorities on the Vedas, he divided the original Veda, for convenience, into four divisions-Sama, Yajur, Rg and Atharva. He is the author of eighteen Puranas as well as the theosophical thesis Brahma-sutra and its natural commentary, Srimad-Bhagavatam. He belongs to the Brahma-sampradaya and is a direct disciple of Narada Muni.
Sukadeva Gosvami is the son of Vyasadeva. He was a brahmacari fully conscious of Brahman realization, but later he became a great devotee of Lord Krsna. He narrated Srimad-Bhagavatam to Maharaja Pariksit.

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