chandamsy akamasya ca yasya kaman
duduhur ajahrur atho balim nrpah
pratyancita yudhi dharmena vipra
yadasisam sastham amsam paretya
chandamsi—all the different parts of the Vedas; akamasya—of one who has no desire for personal sense gratification; ca—also; yasya—whose; kaman—all desirables; duduhuh—yielded; ajahruh—offered; atho—thus; balim—presentation; nrpah—all the kings; pratyancitah—being satisfied by his fighting in opposition; yudhi—in the war; dharmena—by religious principles; viprah—all the brahmanas; yada—when; asisam—of blessings; sastham amsam—one sixth; paretya—in the next life.
Although King Gaya had no personal desire for sense gratification, all his desires were fulfilled by virtue of his performance of Vedic rituals. All the kings with whom Maharaja Gaya had to fight were forced to fight on religious principles. They were very satisfied with his fighting, and they would present all kinds of gifts to him. Similarly, all the brahmanas in his kingdom were very satisfied with King Gaya’s munificent charities. Consequently the brahmanas contributed a sixth of their pious activities for King Gaya’s benefit in the next life.
As a ksatriya or emperor, Maharaja Gaya sometimes had to fight with subordinate kings to maintain his government, but the subordinate kings were not dissatisfied with him because they knew that he fought for religious principles. Consequently they accepted their subordination and offered all kinds of gifts to him. Similarly, the brahmanas who performed Vedic rituals were so satisfied with the King that they very readily agreed to part with a sixth of their pious activities for his benefit in the next life. Thus the brahmanas and ksatriyas were all satisfied with Maharaja Gaya because of his proper administration. In other words. Maharaja Gaya satisfied the ksatriya kings by his fighting and satisfied the brahmanas by his charities. The vaisyas were also encouraged by kind words and affectionate dealings, and due to Maharaja Gaya’s constant sacrifices, the sudras were satisfied by sumptuous food and charity. In this way Maharaja Gaya kept all the citizens very satisfied. When brahmanas and saintly persons are honored, they part with their pious activities, giving them to those who honor them and render them service. Therefore, as stated in Bhagavad-gita (4.34), tad viddhi pranipatena pariprasnena sevaya: one should try to approach a spiritual master submissively and render service unto him.
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