tasya daitya-pateh putras
prahrado ’bhun mahams tesam
tasya—of him (Hiranyakasipu); daitya-pateh—the King of the Daityas; putrah—sons; catvarah—four; parama-adbhutah—very qualified and wonderful; prahradah—the one named Prahlada; abhut—was; mahan—the greatest; tesam—of all of them; gunaih—with transcendental qualities; mahat-upasakah—being an unalloyed devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Hiranyakasipu had four wonderful, well-qualified sons, of whom the one named Prahlada was the best. Indeed, Prahlada was a reservoir of all transcendental qualities because he was an unalloyed devotee of the Personality of Godhead.
“In one who has unflinching devotional faith in Krsna, all the good qualities of Krsna and the demigods are consistently manifest.” (Bhag. 5.18.12) Prahlada Maharaja is praised herein for having all good qualities because of worshiping the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Therefore, a pure devotee, who has no motives, has all good qualities, material and spiritual. If one is spiritually advanced, being a staunch, liberal devotee of the Lord, all good qualities are manifest in his body. On the other hand, harav abhaktasya kuto mahad-gunah: if one is not a devotee, even if he has some materially good qualities, they have no value. That is the verdict of the Vedas.
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