TEXT 19
tadasurendram divi devata-gana
gandharva-vidyadhara-siddha-caranah
tat karma sarve ’pi grnanta arjavam
prasuna-varsair vavrsur mudanvitah
SYNONYMS
tada—at that time; asura-indram—unto the King of the demons, Bali Maharaja; divi—in the higher planetary system; devata-ganah—the residents known as the demigods; gandharva—the Gandharvas; vidyadhara—the Vidyadharas; siddha—the residents of Siddhaloka; caranah—the residents of Caranaloka; tat—that; karma—action; sarve api—all of them; grnantah—declaring; arjavam—plain and simple; prasuna-varsaih—with a shower of flowers; vavrsuh—released; muda-anvitah—being very pleased with him.
TRANSLATION
At that time, the residents of the higher planetary system, namely the demigods, the Gandharvas, the Vidyadharas, the Siddhas and the Caranas, all being very pleased by Bali Maharaja’s simple, nonduplicitous act, praised his qualities and showered upon him millions of flowers.
PURPORT
Arjavam—simplicity or freedom from duplicity—is a qualification of a brahmana and a Vaisnava. A Vaisnava automatically acquires all the qualities of a brahmana.
yasyasti bhaktir bhagavaty akincana
sarvair gunais tatra samasate surah
(Bhag. 5.18.12)
A Vaisnava should possess the brahminical qualities such as satya, sama, dama, titiksa and arjava. There cannot be any duplicity in the character of a Vaisnava. When Bali Maharaja acted with unflinching faith and devotion unto the lotus feet of Lord Visnu, this was very much appreciated by all the residents of the higher planetary system.

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