TEXT 1
śrī-śuka uvāca
ity uktavantaṁ puruṣaṁ purātanaṁ
mahānubhāvo ’khila-sādhu-sammataḥ
baddhāñjalir bāṣpa-kalākulekṣaṇo
bhakty-utkalo gadgadayā girābravīt
SYNONYMS
śrī-śukaḥ uvāca—Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; iti—thus; uktavantam—upon the order of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; puruṣam—unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead; purātanam—the oldest of everyone; mahā-anubhāvaḥBali Mahārāja, who was a great and exalted soul; akhila-sādhu-sammataḥ—as approved by all saintly persons; baddha-añjaliḥ—with folded hands; bāṣpa-kala-ākula-īkṣaṇaḥ—whose eyes were filled with tears; bhakti-utkalaḥ—full of ecstatic devotion; gadgadayā—which were faltering in devotional ecstasy; girā—by such words; abravīt—said.
TRANSLATION
Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: When the supreme, ancient, eternal Personality of Godhead had thus spoken to Bali Mahārāja, who is universally accepted as a pure devotee of the Lord and therefore a great soul, Bali Mahārāja, his eyes filled with tears, his hands folded and his voice faltering in devotional ecstasy, responded as follows.

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