atha ta isvara-vacah sopalambham upakarnyopaya-turiyac chankita-manasas tam vijñapayam babhuvuh.
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
When the palanquin carriers heard the threatening words of Maharaja Rahugana, they became very afraid of his punishment and began to speak to him as follows.
Purport by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
According to political science, a king sometimes tries to pacify his subordinates, sometimes chastises them, sometimes divides them and sometimes rewards them. In this way the king rules his subordinates. The bearers of the palanquin could understand that the King was angry and that he would chastise them.