sri-suka uvaca
evam sa samabhir bhedair
bodhyamano pi darunah
na nyavartata kauravya
purusadan anuvratah
sri-sukah uvacaSri Sukadeva Gosvami said; evamin this way; sahhe (Kamsa); samabhihby attempts to pacify him (Kamsa); bhedaihby moral instructions that one should not be cruel to anyone else; bodhyamanah apieven being pacified; darunahhe who was the most fiercely cruel; na nyavartatacould not be stopped (from the grievous act); kauravyaO Maharaja Pariksit; purusa-adanthe Raksasas, man-eaters; anuvratahfollowing in their footsteps.
Sukadeva Gosvami continued: O best of the Kuru dynasty, Kamsa was fiercely cruel and was actually a follower of the Raksasas. Therefore he could be neither pacified nor terrified by the good instructions given by Vasudeva. He did not care about the results of sinful activities, either in this life or in the next.

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