TEXT 14
tasmai balir vāruṇa-pāśa-yantritaḥ
samarhaṇaṁ nopajahāra pūrvavat
nanāma mūrdhnāśru-vilola-locanaḥ
sa-vrīḍa-nīcīna-mukho babhūva ha
SYNONYMS
tasmai—unto Prahlāda Mahārāja; baliḥBali Mahārāja; vāruṇa-pāśa-yantritaḥ—being bound by the ropes of Varuṇa; samarhaṇam—befitting respect; na—not; upajahāra—offered; pūrva-vat—like before; nanāma—he offered obeisances; mūrdhnā—with the head; aśru-vilola-locanaḥ—eyes inundated with tears; sa-vrīḍa—with shyness; nīcīna—downward; mukhaḥ—face; babhūva ha—he so became.
TRANSLATION
Being bound by the ropes of Varuṇa, Bali Mahārāja could not offer befitting respect to Prahlāda Mahārāja as he had before. Rather, he simply offered respectful obeisances with his head, his eyes being inundated with tears and his face lowered in shame.
PURPORT
Since Bali Mahārāja had been arrested by Lord Vāmanadeva, he was certainly to be considered an offender. Bali Mahārāja seriously felt that he was an offender to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Certainly Prahlāda Mahārāja would not like this. Therefore Bali Mahārāja was ashamed and hung his head.

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