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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.9.19
evam eva khalu mahad-abhicārāti-kramaḥ kārtsnyenātmane phalati
evam eva — in this way; khalu — indeed; mahat — to great personalities; abhicāra — in the form of envy; ati-kramaḥ — the limit of offense; kārtsnyena — always; ātmane — unto oneself; phalati — gives the result.
When an envious person commits an offense before a great personality, he is always punished in the way mentioned above.
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