ity uktavantam purusam puratanam
bhakty-utkalo gadgadaya girabravit
sri-sukah uvaca—Sri Sukadeva Gosvami said; iti—thus; uktavantam—upon the order of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; purusam—unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead; puratanam—the oldest of everyone; maha-anubhavah—Bali Maharaja, who was a great and exalted soul; akhila-sadhu-sammatah—as approved by all saintly persons; baddha-anjalih—with folded hands; baspa-kala-akula-iksanah—whose eyes were filled with tears; bhakti-utkalah—full of ecstatic devotion; gadgadaya—which were faltering in devotional ecstasy; gira—by such words; abravit—said.
Sukadeva Gosvami said: When the supreme, ancient, eternal Personality of Godhead had thus spoken to Bali Maharaja, who is universally accepted as a pure devotee of the Lord and therefore a great soul, Bali Maharaja, his eyes filled with tears, his hands folded and his voice faltering in devotional ecstasy, responded as follows.
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