“Hiranyakashipu could not kill his son by throwing him beneath the feet of big elephants, throwing him among huge, fearful snakes, employing destructive spells, hurling him from the top of a hill, conjuring up illusory tricks, administering poison, starving him, exposing him to severe cold, winds, fire and water, or throwing heavy stones to crush him. When Hiranyakashipu found that he could not in any way harm Prahlada, who was completely sinless, he was in great anxiety about what to do next.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 7.5.43-44)
Friend1: Devotees are pretty amazing.
Friend2: That’s for sure.
Friend1: They have as much inner strength as they do outer.
Friend2: That’s a great way to put it. In many cases, externally they appear very weak. The asuras are fooled by the external, as they base their assessments solely on that.
Friend1: Hmm, what are they assessing?
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