prabhavo hy atmanah stotram
jugupsanty api visrutah
paurusam va vigarhitam
prabhavah—very powerful persons; hi—certainly; atmanah—of themselves; stotram—praise; jugupsanti—do not like; api—although; visrutah—very famous; hri-mantah—modest; parama-udarah—very magnanimous persons; paurusam—powerful actions; va—also; vigarhitam—abominable.
As a person with a sense of honor and magnanimity does not like to hear about his abominable actions, a person who is very famous and powerful does not like to hear himself praised.
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