SB 1.12.25

हृत्या बलिसमः कृष्णे प्रह्राद इव सद्ग्रहः ।
आहर्तैषोऽश्वमेधानां वृद्धानां पर्युपासकः ॥२५॥


dhṛtyā bali-samaḥ kṛṣṇe
prahrāda iva sad-grahaḥ
āhartaiṣo ‘śvamedhānāṁ
vṛddhānāṁ paryupāsakaḥ


dhṛtyāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdhṛtyā

by determination; by patience; determination.
—by patience; baliplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbali

Bali; Bali Mahārāja; I say; if I say; offerings of food; presentations; saying.
-samaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsamah

equal; equally disposed; equally good; equally situated; equipoised; equiposed; like; Sama; steady; the same.
—like Bali Mahārāja; kṛṣṇeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkṛṣṇe

by Lord Kṛṣṇa; darkness; for Kṛṣṇa; for Lord Kṛṣṇa; from Kṛṣṇa; in Kṛṣṇa; in Kṛṣṇa consciousness; in Kṛṣṇa's; in Lord Kṛṣṇa; Lord Kṛṣṇa; Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead; to Kṛṣṇa; to Lord Kṛṣṇa; toward Kṛṣṇa; unto Kṛṣṇa; unto Lord Kṛṣṇa; unto Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa; unto Śrī Kṛṣṇa; when Lord Kṛṣṇa; with Kṛṣṇa.
—unto Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa; prahrādaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigprahrāda

my dear Prahlāda; O dear friend Prahlāda; O My dear Prahlāda; O Prahlāda Mahārāja; Prahlāda; Prahlāda Mahārāja.
—Prahlāda Mahārāja; ivaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigiva

almost the same; as; as if; as if it were so; as it; as it is; as it is so; as it was; as it were; as though; certainly; exactly; exactly like; exactly like that; in pursuance of; in the manner of; indeed; just as; just like; like (just as a king exacts taxes for the benefit of the servant or the citizens pay taxes for the benefit of the king); like; like that; like that of; like this; likened; or; quite; seemingly; similarly; simply; somewhat; thus.
—like; satplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsat

again the father or grandfather has come; always existing; auspicious; being; by authorities on religion; by exalted personalities; cause; effect; eternal; eternal existence; existing; good; legitimate; manifest; manifestation; manifested; manifested or phenomenal; of reality; of the devotees or the pious; respectable; result; resultant; right; Supreme; the cause; the effect; the Supreme; to the great sages; to the virtuous; to Your devotees; transcendental; which is existing, as the effect.
-grahaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biggrahah

a ghost.
—devotee of; āhartāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigāhartā

collector; performer.
—performer; eṣaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigeṣaḥ

all of them; all these; all these bodies; all these creations; all this; Bali Mahārāja; certainly; he (Śiva); He; here is; in this; it is; Kṛṣṇa; of all of them; of Him; of this; of those; positively; Purañjana; such; that jealous person; the Vedas; the; the Lord; the same Supreme Personality of Godhead; the sun globe; the very; these; these are; this (brahmacārī); this (Bali Mahārāja); this (boy in the form of a dwarf); this (child); this (Kṛṣṇa); this (Supreme Person); this (the sun); this (Śunaḥśepha); this; this Bali Mahārāja; this child; this demon; this dynasty; this king; this King Pṛthu; this living entity; this Lord Indra; this male; this man; this one; this person (the performer of sacrifice); this person falsely appearing as a brahmacārī; this third one; this Vena; this young man; Śunaḥśepha.
—this child; aśvamedhānāmplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigaśvamedhānām

of Aśvamedha sacrifices.
—of Aśvamedha sacrifices; vṛddhānāmplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigvṛddhānām

and of the old household members; of the old and experienced men.
—of the old and experienced men; paryupāsakaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigparyupāsakaḥ



This child will be like Bali Mahārāja in patience, a staunch devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa like Prahlāda Mahārāja, a performer of many Aśvamedha [horse] sacrifices and a follower of the old and experienced men. 


Bali Mahārāja: One of the twelve authorities in the devotional service of the Lord. Bali Mahārāja is a great authority in devotional service because he sacrificed everything to please the Lord and relinquished the connection of his so-called spiritual master who obstructed him on the path of risking everything for the service of the Lord. The highest perfection of religious life is to attain to the stage of unqualified devotional service of the Lord without any cause or without being obstructed by any kind of worldly obligation. Bali Mahārāja was determined to give up everything for the satisfaction of the Lord, and he did not care for any obstruction whatsoever. He is the grandson of Prahlāda Mahārāja, another authority in the devotional service of the Lord. Bali Mahārāja and the history of his dealings with Viṣṇu Vāmanadeva are described in the Eighth Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Chapter 11-24). 

Prahlāda Mahārāja: A perfect devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa (Viṣṇu). His father, Hiraṇyakaśipu, chastised him severely when he was only five years old for his becoming an unalloyed devotee of the Lord. He was the first son of Hiraṇyakaśipu, and his mother’s name was Kayādhu. Prahlāda Mahārāja was an authority in the devotional service of the Lord because he had his father killed by Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva, setting the example that even a father should be removed from the path of devotional service if such a father happens to be an obstacle. He had four sons, and the eldest son, Virocana, is the father of Bali Mahārāja, mentioned above. The history of Prahlāda Mahārāja’s activities is described in the Seventh Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam.