ta evam samsato dharmam
vacah patyur acetasah
sri-sukah uvaca—Sri Sukadeva Gosvami said; te—they; evam—thus; samsatah—praising; dharmam—the principles of religion; vacah—the words; patyuh—of their master; acetasah—their minds being very disturbed; na—not; eva—indeed; agrhnanta—accepted; sambhrantah—fearful; palayana-parah—intent upon fleeing; nrpa—O King.
Sri Sukadeva Gosvami said: O King, Vrtrasura, the commander in chief of the demons, advised his lieutenants in the principles of religion, but the cowardly demoniac commanders, intent upon fleeing the battlefield, were so disturbed by fear that they could not accept his words.
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