Breaking the wall of False Ego
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.22.27-28 - Breaking the wall of False Ego (download mp3), (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Radhanath Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty
yatabala vrajam siddha
mayema ramsyatha ksapah
yad uddisya vratam idam
cerur aryarcanam satih
Go now, girls, and return to Vraja. Your desire is fulfilled, for in My company you will enjoy the coming nights. After all, this was the purpose of your vow to worship goddess Katyayani, O pure-hearted ones.
ity adista bhagavata
krcchran nirvivisur vrajam
Sukadeva Gosvami said: Thus instructed by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the young girls, their desire now fulfilled, could bring themselves only with great difficulty to return to the village of Vraja, meditating all the while upon His lotus feet.
The gopis’ desire was fulfilled because Lord Krsna had agreed to act as their husband. A young girl can never spend the night with any man except her husband, and thus when Krsna agreed to engage the girls in the nocturnal rasa dance during the coming autumn season, in effect He was agreeing to reciprocate their love for Him in the role of a husband.