tasyaiva me 'ghasya paravareso
vyasakta-cittasya grhesv abhiksnam
nirveda-mulo dvija-sapa-rupo
yatra prasakto bhayam asu dhatte
tasyahis; evacertainly; memine; aghasyaof the sinful; paratranscendental; avaramundane; isahcontroller, the Supreme Lord; vyasaktaoverly attached; cittasyaof the mind; grhesuto family affairs; abhiksnamalways; nirveda-mulahthe source of detachment; dvija-sapacursing by the brahmana; rupahform of; yatrawhereupon; prasaktahone who is affected; bhayamfearfulness; asuvery soon; dhattetake place.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, the controller of both the transcendental and mundane worlds, has graciously overtaken me in the form of a brahmana's curse. Due to my being too much attached to family life, the Lord, in order to save me, has appeared before me in such a way that only out of fear I will detach myself from the world.
Maharaja Pariksit, although born in a family of great devotees, the Pandavas, and although securely trained in transcendental attachment for the association of the Lord, still found the allurement of mundane family life so strong that he had to be detached by a plan of the Lord. Such direct action is taken by the Lord in the case of a special devotee. Maharaja Pariksit could understand this by the presence of the topmost transcendentalists in the universe. The Lord resides with His devotees, and therefore the presence of the great saints indicated the presence of the Lord. The King therefore welcomed the presence of the great rsis as a mark of favor of the Supreme Lord.

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