|Canto 4: Creation of the Fourth Order||Chapter 14: The Story of King Vena|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.28
tasmān māḿ karmabhir viprā
baliḿ ca mahyaḿ harata
matto 'nyaḥ ko 'gra-bhuk pumān
tasmāt — for this reason; mām — me; karmabhiḥ — by ritualistic activities; viprāḥ — O brāhmaṇas; yajadhvam — worship; gata — without; matsarāḥ — being envious; balim — paraphernalia for worship; ca — also; mahyam — unto me; harata — bring; mattaḥ — than me; anyaḥ — other; kaḥ — who (is); agra-bhuk — the enjoyer of the first oblations; pumān — personality.
King Vena continued: For this reason, O brāhmaṇas, you should abandon your envy of me, and, by your ritualistic activities, you should worship me and offer me all paraphernalia. If you are intelligent, you should know that there is no personality superior to me, who can accept the first oblations of all sacrifices.
As stated by Kṛṣṇa Himself throughout Bhagavad-gītā, there is no truth superior to Him. King Vena was imitating the Supreme Personality of Godhead and was also speaking out of false pride, presenting himself as the Supreme Lord. These are all characteristics of a demonic person.
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