tathapi vadato bhuman
etac chreyah param pumsam
tathapi—although there was no fault on the part of Bali Maharaja; vadatah—because of your order; bhuman—O Supreme; karisyami— I must execute; anusasanam—because it is Your order; etat—this is; sreyah—that which is the most auspicious; param—supreme; pumsam—of all persons; yat—because; tava ajna-anupalanam—to obey Your order.
Lord Visnu, I must nonetheless act in obedience to Your order because obeying Your order is most auspicious and is the first duty of everyone.
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