Special mercy Means that even the person’s not following rules and regulations and so many things, wasn’t, you know, living in the asrama for… and uh, so many things. He was just uh, he was a king of demons, but he was the grandson of Prahlada, so he even in spite of not being… was, otherwise so qualified in terms of you know, sadhana-bhakti, still, by some special mercy, that means by the well-wishes of Prahlada Maharaja, just by his wish, just by his favorable, desire that alone was enough lay the groundwork, so Bali Maharaja could develop this spontaneous love for Vamanadeva.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
22nd Dec, 1982 SB class @ New Orleans, USA.