TEXT 16
sri-bhagavan uvaca
tvayoditam sobhanam eva sobhane
anahuta apy abhiyanti bandhusu
te yady anutpadita-dosa-drstayo
baliyasanatmya-madena manyuna
SYNONYMS
sri-bhagavan uvaca—the great lord replied; tvaya—by you; uditam—said; sobhanam—is true; eva—certainly; sobhane—my dear beautiful wife; anahutah—without being invited; api—even; abhiyanti—go; bandhusu—among friends; te—those (friends); yadi—if; anutpadita-dosa-drstayah—not finding fault; baliyasa—more important; anatmya-madena—by pride caused by identification with the body; manyuna—by anger.
TRANSLATION
The great lord replied: My dear beautiful wife, you have said that one may go to a friendís house without being invited, and this is true, provided such a friend does not find fault with the guest because of bodily identification and thereby become angry towards him.
PURPORT
Lord Siva could foresee that as soon as Sati reached her fatherís house, her father, Daksa, being too puffed up because of bodily identification, would be angry at her presence, and although she was innocent and faultless, he would be mercilessly angry towards her. Lord Siva warned that since her father was too puffed up by his material possessions, he would be angry, and this would be intolerable for her. Therefore it was better that she not go. This fact was already experienced by Lord Siva because although Lord Siva was faultless, Daksa had cursed him in so many harsh words.

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