TEXT 23
yat tad bhagavatanadhigatanyopayena yacna-cchalenapahrta-sva-sariravasesita-loka-trayo varuna-pasais ca sampratimukto giri-daryam capaviddha iti hovaca.
SYNONYMS
yat—which; tat—that; bhagavata—by the Supreme Personality of Godhead; anadhigata-anya-upayena—who is not perceived by other means; yacna-chalena—by a trick of begging; apahrta—taken away; sva-sarira-avasesita—with only his own body remaining; loka-trayah—the three worlds; varuna-pasaih—by the ropes of Varuna; ca—and; sampratimuktah—completely bound; giri-daryam—in a cave in a mountain; ca—and; apaviddhah—being detained; iti—thus; ha—indeed; uvaca—said.
TRANSLATION
When the Supreme Personality of Godhead could see no other means of taking everything away from Bali Maharaja, He adopted the trick of begging from him and took away all the three worlds. Thus only his body was left, but the Lord was still not satisfied. He arrested Bali Maharaja, bound him with the ropes of Varuna and threw him in a cave in a mountain. Nevertheless, although all his property was taken and he was thrown into a cave, Bali Maharaja was such a great devotee that he spoke as follows.

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