“One’s longevity, opulence, beauty, education and whatever else one may possess as a result of pious activities cannot protect one if one commits an offense at the lotus feet of a Vaishnava. Despite whatever one possesses, if one offends the lotus feet of a Vaishnava he will be vanquished.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 7.4.28 Purport)
The Supreme Personality of Godhead gave the assurance. The loka-palas, the guardians of the planets, approached Him when they had no other recourse. Hiranyakashipu instilled fear throughout the world, from the pious to the impious. The good people had not done anything wrong, but they were needlessly put into a precarious condition due to the unlimited greed of a particular person.
The Sanskrit description is mahatmanah. In the future Hiranyakashipu would have a son of saintly qualities. The people who were worried enough to approach Bhagavan…
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