tathapi vadato bhuman
karisyamy anusasanam
etac chreyah param pumsam
yat tavajnanupalanam
tathapialthough there was no fault on the part of Bali Maharaja; vadatahbecause of your order; bhumanO Supreme; karisyami I must execute; anusasanambecause it is Your order; etatthis is; sreyahthat which is the most auspicious; paramsupreme; pumsamof all persons; yatbecause; tava ajna-anupalanamto 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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