TEXT 31
tat tv arocata daityasya
tatrānye ye ’surādhipāḥ
śambaro ’riṣṭanemiś ca
ye ca tripura-vāsinaḥ
SYNONYMS
tat—all those words; tu—but; arocata—were very pleasing; daityasya—to Bali Mahārāja; tatra—as well as; anye—others; ye—who were; asura-adhipāḥ—the chiefs of the asuras; śambaraḥ—Śambara; ariṣṭanemiḥ—Ariṣṭanemi; ca—also; ye—others who; ca—and; tripura-vāsinaḥ—all the residents of Tripura.
TRANSLATION
The proposals submitted by King Indra were immediately accepted by Bali Mahārāja and his assistants, headed by Śambara and Ariṣṭanemi, and by all the other residents of Tripura.
PURPORT
It appears from this verse that politics, diplomacy, the propensity to cheat, and everything that we find in this world in individual and social negotiations between two parties are also present in the upper planetary systems. The demigods went to Bali Mahārāja with the proposal to manufacture nectar, and the Daityas, the demons, immediately accepted it, thinking that since the demigods were already weak, when the nectar was produced the demons would take it from them and use it for their own purposes. The demigods, of course, had similar intentions. The only difference is that the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Viṣṇu, was on the side of the demigods because the demigods were His devotees, whereas the demons did not care about Lord Viṣṇu. All over the universe there are two parties—the Viṣṇu party, or God-conscious party, and the godless party. The godless party is never happy or victorious, but the God-conscious party is always happy and victorious.

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