Srimad Bhagavatam : 6.1.37.



Slokam- 37 (  Sri Suka Maharishi continued: Being thus addressed by the messengers of Yamaraja, the servants of Vasudeva smiled and spoke the following words in voices as deep as the sound of rumbling clouds. )

Sri-Suka uvaca

ity    ukte     yamadutais    te   vssudevokta-karinah

tan    pratyucuh     prahasyedam      megha-nirhradaya    gira.

sri-sukah  uvaca   =   Srī Suka Maharishi said; 

iti   =   thus; 

ukte   =   being addressed; 

yamadutaih   =   by the messengers of Yamarāja; 

te   =   they; 

vasudeva-ukta-karinah   =   who are always ready to execute the orders of Lord Vasudeva (being personal associates of Lord Vishnu who have obtained the liberation of salokya); 

tan   =   unto them; 

pratyucuh   =   replied; 

prahasya   =   smiling; 

idam   =   this; 

megha-nirhradaya   =   resounding like a rumbling cloud; 

gira   =   with voices.

The Yamadutas were surprised to see that the Vishnudutas, although polite, were hindering the rule of Yamaraja. Similarly, the Vishnudutas were also surprised that the Yamadutas, although claiming to be servants of Yamaraja, the supreme judge of religious principles, were unaware of the principles of religious action. Thus the Vishnudutas smiled, thinking, “What is this nonsense they are speaking? If they are actually servants of Yamaraja they should know that Ajamila is not a suitable candidate for them to carry off.”

To be continued  ...