Srimad-Bhagavatam: Canto 7 - Chapter 1 - Verse 26


ब्रह्मबन्धो किमेतत्ते विपक्षं श्रयतासता ।असारं ग्राहितो बालो मामनाद‍ृत्य दुर्मते ॥ २६ ॥


brahma-bandho kim etat tevipakṣaṁ śrayatāsatāasāraṁ grāhito bālomām anādṛtya durmate


O unqualified, most heinous son of a brāhmaṇa, you have disobeyed my order and taken shelter of the party of my enemies. You have taught this poor boy about devotional service! What is this nonsense?


In this verse the word asāram, meaning, “having no substance,” is significant. For a demon there is no substance in the process of devotional service, but to a devotee devotional service is the only essential factor in life. Since Hiraṇyakaśipu did not like devotional service, the essence of life, he chastised Prahlāda Mahārāja’s teachers with harsh words.