|Canto 8: Withdrawal of the Cosmic Creations||Chapter 21: Bali Mahārāja Arrested by the Lord|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.21.18
hanyamānān svakān dṛṣṭvā
vārayām āsa saḿrabdhān
hanyamānān — being killed; svakān — his own soldiers; dṛṣṭvā — after seeing; puruṣa-anucaraiḥ — by the associates of the Supreme Person; baliḥ — Bali Mahārāja; vārayām āsa — forbade; saḿrabdhān — even though they were very angry; kāvya-śāpam — the curse given by Śukrācārya; anusmaran — remembering.
When Bali Mahārāja saw that his own soldiers were being killed by the associates of Lord Viṣṇu, he remembered the curse of Śukrācārya and forbade his soldiers to continue fighting.
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