sri-narada uvaca
srutva putra-giro daityah
jahasa buddhir balanam
bhidyate para-buddhibhih
sri-naradah uvacaNarada Muni said; srutvahearing; putra-girahthe instructive words of his son; daityahHiranyakasipu; para-paksaon the side of the enemy; samahitahfull of faith; jahasalaughed; buddhihthe intelligence; balanamof small boys; bhidyateis polluted; para-buddhibhihby instructions from the enemys camp.
Narada Muni continued: When Prahlada Maharaja spoke about the path of self-realization in devotional service, thus being faithful to the camp of his fathers enemies, Hiranyakasipu, the King of the demons, heard Prahladas words and he laughingly said, Thus is the intelligence of children spoiled by the words of the enemy.
Hiranyakasipu, being a demon, would always consider Lord Visnu and His devotees to be his enemies. Therefore the word para-paksa (on the side of the enemy) is used here. Hiranyakasipu never agreed with the words of Visnu, or Krsna. Rather, he was angered by the intelligence of a Vaisnava. Lord Visnu, Lord Krsna, says, sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja [Bg. 18.66]Give up all other duties and surrender unto Mebut demons like Hiranyakasipu never agree to do this. Therefore Krsna says:
Those miscreants who are grossly foolish, lowest among mankind, whose knowledge is stolen by illusion, and who partake of the atheistic nature of demons, do not surrender unto Me. (Bg. 7.15) The asura-bhava, the atheistic nature, is directly represented by Hiranyakasipu. Such persons, being mudha and naradhamafools and rascals, the lowest of menwould never accept Visnu as the Supreme and surrender to Him. Hiranyakasipu naturally became increasingly angry that his son Prahlada was being influenced by the camp of the enemies. He therefore asked that saintly persons like Narada not be allowed within the residential quarters of his son, for otherwise Prahlada would be further spoiled by Vaisnava instructions.

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