vijnaya sapam girisanugagranir
daksaya sapam visasarja darunam
ye canvamodams tad-avacyatam dvijah
vijnaya—understanding; sapam—the curse; girisa—of Siva; anuga-agranih—one of the principal associates; nandisvarah—Nandisvara; rosa—anger; kasaya—red; dusitah—blinded; daksaya—to Daksa; sapam—a curse; visasarja—gave; darunam—harsh; ye—who; ca—and; anvamodan—tolerated; tat-avacyatam—the cursing of Siva; dvijah—brahmanas.
Upon understanding that Lord Siva had been cursed, Nandisvara, one of Lord Siva’s principal associates, became greatly angry. His eyes became red, and he prepared to curse Daksa and all the brahmanas present there who had tolerated Daksa’s cursing Siva in harsh words.
There is a long-standing dissension among some of the neophyte Vaisnavas and Saivites; they are always at loggerheads. When Daksa cursed Lord Siva in harsh words, some of the brahmanas present might have enjoyed it because some brahmanas do not very much admire Lord Siva. This is due to their ignorance of Lord Siva’s position. Nandisvara was affected by the cursing, but he did not follow the example of Lord Siva, who was also present there. Although Lord Siva could also have cursed Daksa in a similar way, he was silent and tolerant; but Nandisvara, his follower, was not tolerant. Of course, as a follower it was right for him not to tolerate an insult to his master, but he should not have cursed the brahmanas who were present. The entire issue was so complicated that those who were not strong enough forgot their positions, and thus cursing and countercursing went on in that great assembly. In other words, the material field is so unsteady that even personalities like Nandisvara, Daksa and many of the brahmanas present were infected by the atmosphere of anger.
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