Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 08, Chapter 15, Text 01-02



SB 8.15.1-2

baleh pada-trayam bhumeh
 kasmad dharir ayacata
bhutesvarah krpana-val
 labdhartho ’pi babandha tam
etad veditum icchamo
 mahat kautuhalam hi nah
yacñesvarasya purnasya
 bandhanam capy anagasah
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada: 
Maharaja Pariksit inquired: The Supreme Personality of Godhead is the proprietor of everything. Why did He beg three paces of land from Bali Maharaja like a poor man, and when He got the gift for which He had begged, why did He nonetheless arrest Bali Maharaja? I am very much anxious to know the mystery of these contradictions.
Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 08, Chapter 15, Text 03