- evaṁ tadaiva bhagavān aravinda-nābhaḥ
- svānāṁ vibudhya sad-atikramam ārya-hṛdyaḥ
- tasmin yayau paramahaṁsa-mahā-munīnām
- anveṣaṇīya-caraṇau calayan saha-śrīḥ
evam—thus; tadā eva—at that very moment; bhagavān—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; aravinda-nābhaḥ—with a lotus growing from His navel; svānām—of His own servants; vibudhya—learned about; sat—to the great sages; atikramam—the insult; ārya—of the righteous; hṛdyaḥ—the delight; tasmin—there; yayau—went; paramahaṁsa—recluses; mahā-munīnām—by the great sages; anveṣaṇīya—which are worthy to be sought; caraṇau—the two lotus feet; calayan—walking; saha-śrīḥ—with the goddess of fortune.
At that very moment, the Lord, who is called Padmanābha because of the lotus grown from His navel and who is the delight of the righteous, learned about the insult offered by His own servants to the saints. Accompanied by His spouse, the goddess of fortune, He went to the spot on those very feet sought for by recluses and great sages.
In Bhagavad-gītā the Lord declares that His devotees cannot be vanquished at any time. The Lord could understand that the quarrel between the doormen and the sages was taking a different turn, and therefore He instantly came out of His place and went to the spot to stop further aggravation so that His devotees, the doormen, might not be vanquished for good.