TEXT 17
tathāpi vadato bhūman
kariṣyāmy anuśāsanam
etac chreyaḥ paraṁ puṁsāṁ
yat tavājñānupālanam
SYNONYMS
tathāpi—although there was no fault on the part of Bali Mahārāja; vadataḥ—because of your order; bhūman—O Supreme; kariṣyāmi— I must execute; anuśāsanam—because it is Your order; etat—this is; śreyaḥ—that which is the most auspicious; param—supreme; puṁsām—of all persons; yat—because; tava ājñā-anupālanam—to obey Your order.
TRANSLATION
Lord Viṣṇu, 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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