yajanti yajnam kratubhir yam adrta
bhavanta amnaya-vidhana-kovidah
sa eva visnur varado stu va paro
dasyamy amusmai ksitim ipsitam mune
yajantiworship; yajnamwho is the enjoyer of sacrifice; kratubhihby the different paraphernalia for sacrifice; yamunto the Supreme Person; adrtahvery respectfully; bhavantahall of you; amnaya-vidhana-kovidahgreat saintly persons fully aware of the Vedic principles of performing sacrifice; sahthat; evaindeed; visnuhis Lord Visnu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead; varadaheither He is prepared to give benedictions; astuHe becomes; vaor; parahcomes as an enemy; dasyamiI shall give; amusmaiunto Him (unto Lord Visnu, Vamanadeva); ksitimthe tract of land; ipsitamwhatever He has desired; muneO great sage.
O great sage, great saintly persons like you, being completely aware of the Vedic principles for performing ritualistic ceremonies and yajnas, worship Lord Visnu in all circumstances. Therefore, whether that same Lord Visnu has come here to give me all benedictions or to punish me as an enemy, I must carry out His order and give Him the requested tract of land without hesitation.
As stated by Lord Siva:
Although in the Vedas there are recommendations for worshiping many demigods, Lord Visnu is the Supreme Person, and worship of Visnu is the ultimate goal of life. The Vedic principles of the varnasrama institution are meant to organize society to prepare everyone to worship Lord Visnu.
purusena parah puman
visnur aradhyate pantha
nanyat tat-tosa-karanam
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Visnu, is worshiped by the proper execution of prescribed duties in the system of varna and asrama. There is no other way to satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead. (Visnu Purana 3.8.9) One must ultimately worship Lord Visnu, and for that purpose the varnasrama system organizes society into brahmanas, ksatriyas, vaisyas, sudras, brahmacaris, grhasthas, vanaprasthas and sannyasis. Bali Maharaja, having been perfectly educated in devotional service by his grandfather Prahlada Maharaja, knew how things are to be done. He was never to be misguided by anyone, even by a person who happened to be his so-called spiritual master. This is the sign of full surrender. Bhaktivinoda Thakura said:
marabi rakhabiyo iccha tohara
nitya-dasa-prati tuya adhikara
When one surrenders to Lord Visnu, one must be prepared to abide by His orders in all circumstances, whether He kills one or gives one protection. Lord Visnu must be worshiped in all circumstances.

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