maharsayo vai samupagata ye
prasasya sadhv ity anumodamanah
ucuh prajanugraha-sila-sara
yad uttama-sloka-gunabhirupam
maharsayahthe great sages; vaias a matter of course; samupagatahassembled there; yethose who; prasasyaby praising; sadhuquite all right; itithus; anumodamanahall approving; ucuhsaid; praja-anugrahadoing good to the living being; sila-sarahqualitatively powerful; yatbecause; uttama-slokaone who is praised by selected poems; guna-abhirupamas beautiful as godly qualities.
All the great sages who were assembled there also praised the decision of Maharaja Pariksit and they expressed their approval by saying, "Very good." Naturally the sages are inclined to do good to common men, for they have all the qualitative powers of the Supreme Lord. Therefore they were very much pleased to see Maharaja Pariksit, a devotee of the Lord, and they spoke as follows.
The natural beauty of a living being is enhanced by rising up to the platform of devotional service. Maharaja Pariksit was absorbed in attachment for Lord Krsna. Seeing this, the great sages assembled were very pleased, and they expressed their approval by saying, "Very good." Such sages are naturally inclined to do good to the common man, and when they see a personality like Maharaja Pariksit advance in devotional service, their pleasure knows no bounds, and they offer all blessings in their power. The devotional service of the Lord is so auspicious that all demigods and sages, up to the Lord Himself, became pleased with the devotee, and therefore the devotee finds everything auspicious. All inauspicious matters are removed from the path of a progressive devotee. Meeting all the great sages at the time of death was certainly auspicious for Maharaja Pariksit, and thus he was blessed by the so-called curse of a brahmana's boy.

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