Fortune Of Connection With A Great Devotee

Srimad Bhagavatam 08.22.34-36 - Fortune Of Connection With A Great Devotee (download mp3) 
by Baladeva Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 8.22.34
na tvam abhibhavisyanti
lokesah kim utapare
tvac-chasanatigan daityams
cakram me sudayisyati

On the planet Sutala, not even the predominating deities of other planets, what to speak of ordinary people, will be able to conquer you. As far as the demons are concerned, if they transgress your rule, My disc will kill them.

SB 8.22.35
raksisye sarvato 'ham tvam
sanugam saparicchadam
sada sannihitam vira
tatra mam draksyate bhavan
O great hero, I shall always be with you and give you protection in all respects along with your associates and paraphernalia. Moreover, you will always be able to see Me there.

SB 8.22.36
tatra danava-daityanam
sangat te bhava asurah
drstva mad-anubhavam vai
sadyah kuntho vinanksyati
Because there you will see My supreme prowess, your materialistic ideas and anxieties that have arisen from your association with the demons and Danavas will immediately be vanquished.

The Lord assured Bali Maharaja of all protection, and finally the Lord assured him of protection from the effects of bad association with the demons. Bali Maharaja certainly became an exalted devotee, but he was somewhat anxious because his association was not purely devotional. The Supreme Personality of Godhead therefore assured him that his demoniac mentality would be annihilated. In other words, by the association of devotees, the demoniac mentality is vanquished.

satam prasangan mama virya-samvido
bhavanti hrt-karna-rasayanah kathah
(SB 3.25.25)

When a demon associates with devotees engaged in glorifying the Supreme Personality of Godhead, he gradually becomes a pure devotee.

Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Eighth Canto, Twenty-second Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled "Bali Maharaja Surrenders His Life."