SB 7.9.1


śrī-nārada uvāca
evaṁ surādayaḥ sarve
brahma-rudra-puraḥ sarāḥ
nopaitum aśakan manyu-
saṁrambhaṁ sudurāsadam


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and opulence; beautiful; beauty; fortune; Lakṣmī, the goddess of fortune; named śrī; opulence or beauty; opulences; the affluent; the goddess of fortune; the goddess of fortune, or a beautiful calf; the treasury houses; transcendental; with opulence.
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by exalted devotees, headed by Nārada; by the great sage Nārada Muni; Nārada; O Nārada; of the great sage Nārada; Sage Nārada; the great sage Nārada; the great saint Nārada Muni; the great saintly person; the sage Nārada; the saintly person Nārada.
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answered; described; explained; he recited; he said; inquired; prayed; replied; said; she said; she spoke; spoke; talked with them.
—the great saintly sage Nārada Muni said; evamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigevam

also; as; as exhibited by him; as I have done; as mentioned above; certainly; in that way; in the same way; in this manner; in this way (as described previously); in this way (some sons having been cursed and some blessed); in this way (while they were enjoying their lunch); in this way; it is so; just in the same way; like this; only; similarly (as earthly wealth and possessions are impermanent); similarly; so; so living; such; that; therefore; this; thus (as above mentioned); thus (living a devotional life); thus; thus being always engaged; thus prescribed; thus, as aforementioned; yes, this is right.
—thus; suraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsura

and of all learned sages; by demigods; by the demigods; demigod; of demigods; of the demigods; of the denizens of heaven; the demigods; the other demigods, headed by King Indra, Candra and Varuṇa; the theists.
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all of them surrounding Lord Indra; all these together; and other creatures; and others; and so on; and such others; etc; headed by; others; such persons.
—the groups of demigods; sarveplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsarve

all (great political, social and religious leaders); all (such places); all; all collectively; all his younger brothers; all kinds of; all of the demigods; all of them; all of us; all of you; all other; all present; all sorts of; all the boys and Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma; all the cowherd boys; all the demigods; all the demons; all the Prajāpatis; all the soldiers (on both sides); all these; all together; every one of them; everyone; everything; in all; Kṛṣṇa and all the cowherd boys; respectively; taken together; totally.
—all; brahmaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbrahma

brahma; brāhmaṇas; mantras beginning with oṁ (such as oṁ tad viṣṇoḥ paramaṁ padaṁ sadā paśyanti sūrayaḥ); Veda; Vedas; absolute; Absolute Truth; all my brahminical qualifications; all the Vedas; all the Vedas with their different branches of knowledge; all the Vedas; all transcendental literatures; and brahma; Being; brahma; Brahmaloka; Brahman; brahminical civilization; brahminical culture; by Lord Brahmā; called by the name Brahman; from the activities of Brahman realization or austerity; Gāyatrī hymns; impersonal Brahman; impersonal Brahman realization; is the brāhmaṇas; knowledge of Brahman; Kṛṣṇa; Lord Brahmā; of a brāhmaṇa; of impersonal Brahman; of impersonal Brahman, or the Absolute Truth; of Lord Brahmā; of the brāhmaṇas; of the impersonal effulgence; spirit; spiritual; spiritual kingdom; spiritual knowledge; spiritual nature; spiritual power; Supreme; the brāhmaṇas; the Vedas; the Absolute; the Absolute Truth; the all-pervading Absolute Truth; the brahminical culture; the greatest; the Gāyatrī mantra; the impersonal Brahman (which is an emanation from Kṛṣṇa); the impersonal Brahman; the impersonal Brahman effulgence; the impersonal feature; the Parabrahman, Kṛṣṇa; the personified Vedas; the Supreme; the Supreme Absolute Truth; the Supreme Brahman; the Supreme Brahman, the Personality of Godhead; the Supreme Lord; the Supreme Personality of Godhead; the supreme spirit; the supreme truth, the Absolute Truth, Brahman; the Vedic knowledge; the Vedic literatures; the Vedic wisdom; Transcendence; transcendental; truth; unlimited; Vedic; Vedic knowledge; Vedic sound; without change; You are known as Brahman.
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Lord Śiva; manifestations of Lord Śiva; O Lord Śiva; O Rudra; of the name Rudra; the form of Rudra.
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before; before him; big residences; bodies; cities; cities and towns; from the city; from the palace; from the very beginning; in different bodies; in front; in front of Her; in front of us; in the front; just before; material bodies; of the city; on the front; residential houses; situated in front; the three residences; townships.
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a lake; from the lake; going; lake; of a lake or reservoir of water; reservoir of water; the lake; water.
—represented by Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva; naplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigna

never; not; are not; but not; cannot; certainly not; could not; did not; do not; does it not; does not; is not; it is not; it is not so; may not; neither; never; never does; never to be; no; no one; none; nor; not; not like that; not preceded by oṁ; not suitable; nothing; or not; shall not; should never; there is none; there is not; there should not be; was not; whether; without.
—not; upaitumplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigupaitum

to go before the Lord.
—to go before the Lord; aśakanplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigaśakan

able; were able.
—able; manyuplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmanyu

anger; by wrath; of anger.
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the aggravation.
—in a completely angry mood; suplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsu

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difficult to approach; formidable; very difficult to conquer; very difficult to reach.
—very difficult to approach (Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva). 


The great saint Nārada Muni continued: The demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva and other great demigods, dared not come forward before the Lord, who at that time was extremely angry. 


Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura has sung in his prema-bhakti-candrikā, ‘krodha’ bhakta-dveṣi jane: anger should be used to punish a demon who is envious of devotees. Kāma, krodha, lobha, moha, mada and mātsarya—lust, anger, greed, illusion, pride and envy—all have their proper use for the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His devotee. A devotee of the Lord cannot tolerate blasphemy of the Lord or His other devotees, and the Lord also cannot tolerate blasphemy of a devotee. Thus Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva was so very angry that the great demigods like Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva and even the goddess of fortune, who is the Lord’s constant companion, could not pacify Him, even after offering prayers of glorification and praise. No one was able to pacify the Lord in His anger, but because the Lord was willing to exhibit His affection for Prahlāda Mahārāja, all the demigods and the others present before the Lord pushed Prahlāda Mahārāja forward to pacify Him.