TEXT 49
bhagavan svena bhagena
sarvatma sarva-bhaga-bhuk
daksam babhasa abhasya
priyamana ivanagha
SYNONYMS
bhagavan—Lord Visnu; svena—with His own; bhagena—with the share; sarva-atma—the Supersoul of all living entities; sarva-bhaga-bhuk—the enjoyer of the results of all sacrifices; daksamDaksa; babhase—said; abhasya—addressing; priyamanah—being satisfied; iva—as; anagha—O sinless Vidura.
TRANSLATION
Maitreya continued: My dear sinless Vidura, Lord Visnu is actually the enjoyer of the results of all sacrifices. Yet because of His being the Supersoul of all living entities, He was satisfied simply with His share of the sacrificial offerings. He therefore addressed Daksa in a pleasing attitude.
PURPORT
In Bhagavad-gita (5.29) it is said, bhoktaram yajna-tapasam: Lord Visnu, or Krsna, is the supreme enjoyer of all the results of sacrifices, austerities and penances; in whatever one may engage, the ultimate goal is Visnu. If a person does not know that, he is misled. As the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Visnu has nothing to demand from anyone. He is self-satisfied, self-sufficient, but He accepts the offerings of yajna because of His friendly attitude toward all living entities. When His share of the sacrificial results was offered to Him, He appeared very pleased. It is said in Bhagavad-gita (9.26), patram puspam phalam toyam yo me bhaktya prayacchati: if any devotee offers Him even a small leaf, or a flower or water, if it is offered with love and affection, the Lord accepts it and is pleased. Although He is self-sufficient and does not need anything from anyone, He accepts such offerings because, as Supersoul, He has such a friendly attitude toward all living entities. Another point here is that He does not encroach upon another’s share. ln the yajna there is a share for the demigods, Lord Siva, and Lord Brahma, and a share for Lord Visnu. He is satisfied with His own share and does not encroach upon others’. Indirectly, He indicated that He was not satisfied with Daksa’s trying to deny Lord Siva his share. Maitreya addressed Vidura as sinless because Vidura was a pure Vaisnava and never committed any offense to any demigod. Although Vaisnavas accept Lord Visnu as the Supreme, they are not prone to offend demigods. They give the demigods proper respect. Vaisnavas accept Lord Siva as the best Vaisnava. For a Vaisnava there is no possibility of offending any demigods, and the demigods are also pleased with the Vaisnava because they are faultless devotees of Lord Visnu.

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