nasaknod dhantum udyamaih
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
The Lord, the Supersoul of all living entities, is sober, peaceful and equal to everyone. Since the great devotee Prahlada was protected by the Lord’s potency, Hiranyakasipu was unable to kill him, in spite of endeavoring to do so in various ways.
Purport by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
In this verse the word sarva-bhutatma-bhutam is very significant. Isvarah sarva-bhutanam hrd-dese ’rjuna tisthati: the Lord is equally situated in the core of everyone’s heart. Thus He cannot be envious of anyone or friendly to anyone; for Him everyone is the same. Although He is sometimes seen to punish someone, this is exactly like a father’s punishing his child for the child’s welfare. The Supreme Lord’s punishment is also a manifestation of the Lord’s equality. Therefore the Lord is described as prasantam sama-darsanam. Although the Lord has to execute His will properly, He is equipoised in all circumstances. He is equally disposed toward everyone.