evaá¹ ca tasmin nara-deva-deve
prÄyopaviá¹£á¹e divi deva-saá¹ ghÄá¸¥
praÅasya bhÅ«mau vyakiran prasÅ«nair
mudÄ muhur dundubhayaÅ ca neduá¸¥
evam - thus; ca - and; tasmin - in that; nara-deva-deve - upon the King's; prÄya-upaviá¹£á¹e - being engaged in fasting to death; divi - in the sky; deva - demigods; saá¹ ghÄá¸¥ - all of them; praÅasya - having praised the action; bhÅ«mau - on the earth; vyakiran - scattered; prasÅ«naiá¸¥ - with flowers; mudÄ - in pleasure; muhuá¸¥ - continually; dundubhayaá¸¥ - celestial drums; ca - also; neduá¸¥ - beaten.
Even up to the time of MahÄrÄja ParÄ«ká¹£it there were interplanetary communications, and the news of MahÄrÄja ParÄ«ká¹£itâs fasting unto death to attain salvation reached the higher planets in the sky where the intelligent demigods live. The demigods are more luxurious than human beings, but all of them are obedient to the orders of the Supreme Lord. There is no one in the heavenly planets who is an atheist or nonbeliever. Thus any devotee of the Lord on the surface of the earth is always praised by them, and in the case of MahÄrÄja ParÄ«ká¹£it they were greatly delighted and thus gave tokens of honor by scattering flowers over the earth and by beating celestial drums. A demigod takes pleasure in seeing someone go back to Godhead. He is always pleased with a devotee of the Lord, so much so that by his adhidaivic powers he may help the devotees in all respects. And by their actions, the Lord is pleased with them. There is an invisible chain of complete cooperation between the Lord, the demigods and the devotee of the Lord on earth.