Slokam-4. ( The mass of people follow the example of a leader in society and imitate his behavior. They accept as evidence whatever the leader accepts. )
yad yad acarati-sreyan itaras tat tad ihate,
sa yat pramanam kurute lokas tad anuvartate.
yat yat = whatever;
acarati = executes;
sreyan = a first-class man with full knowledge of religious principles;
itarah = the subordinate man;
tat tat = that;
ihate = performs;
sah = he (the great man);
yat = whatever;
pramanam = as evidence or as the right thing;
kurute = accepts;
lokah = he general public;
tat = that;
anuvartate = follows.
Although Ajamila was not punishable, the Yamadutas were insisting on taking him away to Yamaraja for punishment.
This was adharma, contrary to religious principles.
The Vishnudutas feared that if such irreligious acts were allowed, the management of human society would be spoiled.
In modern times, the present day good Acharyas (try spread Bhakti / Values/Paitrukam movement) is trying to introduce the right principles of management for human society, but unfortunately the governments of Kali-yuga do not properly support this attempt because they do not appreciate its valuable service.
This movement is the right one for ameliorating the fallen condition of human society, and therefore governments and public leaders in every part of the world should support this necessity to completely rectify humanity’s sinful condition.
To be continued ...