- prabhavo hy ātmanaḥ stotraṁ
- jugupsanty api viśrutāḥ
- hrīmantaḥ paramodārāḥ
- pauruṣaṁ vā vigarhitam
prabhavaḥ—very powerful persons; hi—certainly; ātmanaḥ—of themselves; stotram—praise; jugupsanti—do not like; api—although; viśrutāḥ—very famous; hrī-mantaḥ—modest; parama-udārāḥ—very magnanimous persons; pauruṣam—powerful actions; vā—also; vigarhitam—abominable.
As a person with a sense of honor and magnanimity does not like to hear about his abominable actions, a person who is very famous and powerful does not like to hear himself praised.