sri-suka uvaca
etavad anuvada-paribhasaya pratyudirya muni-vara upasama-sila uparatanatmya-nimitta upabhogena karmarabdham vyapanayan raja-yanam api tathovaha.
sri-sukah uvacaSukadeva Gosvami continued to speak; etavatso much; anuvada-paribhasayaby explanatory repetition of words spoken previously by the King; pratyudiryagiving replies one after another; muni-varahgreat sage Jada Bharata; upasama-silahwho was calm and peaceful in character; uparataceased; anatmyathings not related to the soul; nimittahwhose cause (ignorance) for identification with things not related to the soul; upabhogenaby accepting the consequences of his karma; karma-arabdhamthe resultant action now attained; vyapanayanfinishing; raja-yanamthe palanquin of the King; apiagain; tathaas before; uvahacontinued to carry.
Sukadeva Gosvami said: O Maharaja Pariksit, when King Rahugana chastised the exalted devotee Jada Bharata with harsh words, that peaceful, saintly person tolerated it all and replied properly. Nescience is due to the bodily conception, and Jada Bharata was not affected by this false conception. Out of his natural humility, he never considered himself a great devotee, and he agreed to suffer the results of his past karma. Like an ordinary man, he thought that by carrying the palanquin, he was destroying the reactions of his past misdeeds. Thinking in this way, he began to carry the palanquin as before.
An exalted devotee of the Lord never thinks that he is a paramahamsa or a liberated person. He always remains a humble servant of the Lord. In all reverse conditions, he agrees to suffer the results of his past life. He never accuses the Lord of putting him into a distressed condition. These are the signs of an exalted devotee. Tat te nukampam susamiksyamanah. When suffering reversed conditions, the devotee always considers that the reverse conditions are the Lords concessions. He is never angry with his master; he is always satisfied with the position his master offers. In any case, he continues performing his duty in devotional service. Such a person is guaranteed promotion back home, back to Godhead. As stated in Srimad-Bhagavatam (10.14.8):
tat te nukampam susamiksamano
bhunjana evatma-krtam vipakam
hrd-vag-vapurbhir vidadhan namas te
jiveta yo mukti-pade sa daya-bhak
My dear Lord, one who constantly waits for Your causeless mercy to be bestowed upon him and who goes on suffering the reactions of his past misdeeds, offering You respectful obeisances from the core of his heart. is surely eligible for liberation, for it has become his rightful claim.

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